Eightmile EIS delayed

December 15, 2021

The draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on Eightmile Lake has been delayed until late spring.

The state Department of Ecology's Office of Columbia River told a recent Icicle steering committee meeting that, because it is short-handed, release of the draft EIS has been pushed back to late spring.

Initially, the DEIS was expected this past October, with a final decision by next March. If Ecology allows the same amount of time as before for public meetings, comments, and reviews, now the earliest it could make a final decision would be October 2022.