Environmental Assessment for Stone Creek Floodplain Mitigation Project, Eagle County, Colorado (August 2011)
During the development of the Eagle-Vail Golf Course and Eagle-Vail subdivision in the early 1970's, a diversion was constructed on Stone Creek to remove the flood flows from much of the subdivision and convey flood flows more directly to the Eagle River. However, the diversionchannel, referred to as the Stone Creek Bypass Channel, does not function as intended because the diversion structure is not effective at diverting water. As a result, flood flows remain in the Stone Creek channel. The purpose of the action is to reduce the risk of future damage, hardship, loss, or suffering in communities from natural disasters, such as flooding, by providing the affected communities with cost-share funds to reduce future losses. reduce the flood hazards for the Eagle-Vail Subdivision. The FEMA regulations that establish the agency-specific process for implementing NEPA are set forth in 44 CFR Part 10. This EA was conducted in accordance with both CEQ and FEMA NEPA regulations.