The protection of the EPA Designated Troutdale Sole Source Aquifer is critical to Clark County and the Portland area. Effective management of storm water and the many related environmental attributes, is imperative. Based on recent technical analysis, all over-surface and ground water quality and associated environmental impacts, including road safety, as well as compliance with County, State, and Federal agreements, rules, and regulations we have concerns regarding the operation of the Yacolt Mountain Rock Mining operated by J.L. Storedahl.
Specific examples of our concerns are:
Changes in ground water flow patterns into the East
Fork Lewis River and Troutdale Aquifer.
Degradation of well water quality in the surrounding
Tributary and road sedimentation into upper wetlands and
East Fork Lewis River.
Inadequate sediment control on roads and trucks.
Inadequate road route safety.
Direct impacts on water quality and quantity in East Fork Lewis River and associated stream related environment and fisheries habitat of 4 threatened and endangered listed fish species.
County officials refuse to drink the tap water from wells affected by Yacolt Quarry mine blasting.