Reclamation releases environmental documents for Marble Beach Bank Stabilization project

Media Contact: Lynne Brougher, (509) 633-9503,
Erika Lopez, 208-378-5101,

For Release: October 30, 2018

Marble Beach Stabilization site.
Marble Beach Stabilization site.
GRAND COULEE, Wash. — The Bureau of Reclamation has issued the final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for a bank stabilization project at Marble Beach on Lake Roosevelt in Stevens County, Wash.

The project will stabilize the shoreline, halt bank erosion, and reduce the potential for exposure and loss of sensitive resources through the installation of a retaining wall using concrete blocks that would be reinforced with surface-treated riprap.

The final EA analyzed two actions: the Proposed Action (implementing the project, as described above) and a No Action alternative (non-implementation). Reclamation selected the proposed action for implementation.

The EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and is available online at For more information or to request a copy, contact Ms. Rebecca Thompson, Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation at 208-378-5191.

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