• View from Sourdough Mountain Overlook  A view looking down onto Diablo Lake. Photo Credit: NPS/Michael Silverman, 2010.

    North Cascades

    National Park Washington

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  • State Route 20 closed at Mile Post 134, Ross Dam

    After a brief closure at Newhalem due to an avalanche and unstable conditions, SR 20 has re-opened to its normal winter closure point at MP 134, Ross Dam. The highway will remain closed from Ross Dam to MP 171 (Silver Star Creek) until spring re-opening. More »

  • Ross Dam Haul Road Closure Continues

    A short segment of the Ross Dam Haul Road between the Diablo Lake suspension bridge and the tunnel remains closed to public use due to continued recovery following a March 2010 landslide. The closure will remain in effect through 2014. More »

  • Notice of planned work for the Cascade River Road, fall 2014

    Visitors planning to access the park via the Cascade River Road after Labor Day should be advised that the Park Service is planning a fall closure of this road at Eldorado Creek (3 miles before the end of the road) in order to perform permanent repairs. More »

Public Comments Sought for Improvements to Meterological Monitoring

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Date: September 19, 2007
Contact: Jon Riedel, 360 854-7330

Public Comments Sought for the Improvement of

Meteorological Monitoring in Alpine Environments

 

The National Park Service is seeking public comments for a proposal to upgrade the existing meteorological monitoring network to gather better information on weather, climate and precipitation patterns. This action is needed to support North Cascades’ long term ecological monitoring program, and to improve understanding of watershed processes and glacier dynamics in response to global climate change.

 

The National Park Service, in cooperation with Seattle City Light, Puget Sound Energy and the Natural Resource Conservation Service would implement the following actions:

 

·        Convert the existing Browntop Ridge snow course and Easy Pass aerial marker to Snowpack Telemetry (SNOTEL) stations.

·        Install basic climate monitoring stations near Silver Glacier and Noisy Glacier.

·        Discontinue use of the Jasper Pass aerial marker and remove equipment (within 5 years of Easy Pass upgrade).

 

Comments on this Environmental Assessment must be postmarked or submitted via the internet, fax or hand delivery no later than Friday, October 17, 2007. Questions regarding this proposal should be directed to Jon Riedel, Geologist (360.854.7330; jon_riedel@nps.gov).

 

You may submit your comments by any of the following methods:

 

By mail or hand delivery to:   Superintendent

North Cascades National Park Service Complex                         810 State Route 20       Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

 

By fax to: (360) 856-1934

Did You Know?

Cascading stream

The North Cascades are well known for the abundant waterfalls that lace the mountains. Two of the best known waterfalls are Gorge Falls between Newhalem and Diablo along State Route 20 and Rainbow Falls in the Stehekin Valley.