Portions of the Stehekin Road where destroyed in a 2003 flood, and since have created much controversy. The controversy continues with a bill to move the road into wilderness. Read more from Wenatchee World,
"U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings in June introduced a bill, HB 2806, that would allow the National Park Service to relocate a 2.5-mile section of the road. This section would cross into the wilderness area, and it requires an act of Congress to move the wilderness boundary, a move the National Park Service there doesn't want to see."