The rain came, so did rocks and mud, again


County crews looks at the rocks and mud in the catch basin. For the second this time this year South Lakeshore Road, between The Cove Marina and the Lake Chelan Yacht Club, was closed due to rocks and mud across the road way, washed down Slide Ridge by the rain on Tuesday morning, Sept. 10. The road was reopened on Sept. 11.

Those living on the south shore were able to use a bypass road until the main road was cleared.

Red circle shows the location of the slide on the South Shore of Lake Chelan.

CHELAN- South Lakeshore Road Update: A contractor for Chelan County begins work on Monday, Sept. 16, on South Lakeshore Road at Lake Chelan, removing debris from the catch basin and channels at Slide Ridge. Contractor Batchelor Excavating of Manson was awarded a contract on Aug. 27 by Chelan County commissioners. The $130,054 contract was in response to a July 2 landslide at Slide Ridge, which is at milepost 3, north of Lake Chelan State Park. Batchelor will remove the material as well as re-shape and grade the two channels at the site and clean a large culvert that goes under the roadway.

At the time of the contract’s signing, it was estimated the contractor would haul some 8,500 cubic yards of debris. However, a landslide on Sept. 10 at Slide Ridge added additional mud, rock and debris to the area and resulted in a two-day closure of the roadway. Batchelor originally was scheduled to begin work on Sept. 11.
The work is not expected to have any traffic impacts; however, motorists are asked to watch for trucks hauling debris in that area. Work is expected to last until about mid-October.
Crews will be filling washouts at Antoine Creek, Washington Creek and Apple Acres roads. On Tuesday, they bagin hauling some of the material from the Slide Ridge landslide to the Chelan District Shop. The crew also will be spot grading on Union Valley Road and cleaning culverts in the Manson area.

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