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KEY

P – Permitted Modification

C – Conditional Modification

X – Prohibited Modification

NA – Not Applicable

Shoreline modifications may be authorized only as part of a permitted use.

Shoreline Environment

Historic Riverfront

Shoreline Residential

Urban Conservancy

Rural Utility

Aquatic

Shoreline Stabilization

Shoreline stabilization facilities1

P2

P2

P2

P2

C2

Repair or replacement shoreline stabilization facilities1

P3

P3

P3

P3

P3

Flood protection facilities1

P2

C2

P2

C2

C2

Filling, Grading, and Dredging

Grading upon shorelands1

P

P

P

P

NA

Filling (waterward of OHWM) 1

C

C

C

C

C

Dredging1

P

P

P

P

P

Disposal of dredge material1

P

P

P

P

P

Piers and docks1

P4

P4

P4

X

P4

Breakwaters, jetties, groins and weirs1

C5

C5

C5

C5

C5

Shoreline habitat and natural systems enhancement projects1

P

P

P

P

P

Footnotes to shoreline modifications table:

1Work waterward of the ordinary high water mark and within wetlands requires state and federal authorization in addition to local approval. It shall be the applicants’ responsibility to obtain all required state and federal approvals for work below the ordinary high water mark.

2Shoreline stabilization, including bulkheads and flood protection facilities, may be permitted where such measures are necessary to protect existing legally established primary structures, public improvements, proposed or existing water-dependent development and restoration/mitigation improvements and when consistent with WAC 173-26-231(3)(a)(iii).

3An existing, legally established shoreline stabilization structure may be replaced or augmented where needed to protect primary structures from erosion caused by currents, tidal action, or waves.

4New docks and piers shall be:

aAllowed only for public access or water-dependent uses, including as accessory uses to single-family residences;

bRestricted to the minimum size necessary to serve a proposed water-dependent use; and

cPermitted only when specific need is demonstrated, except for docks accessory to single-family residences.

5Breakwaters, jetties, groins and weirs shall only be permitted where necessary to support water-dependent uses, public access, approved shoreline stabilization, or other public uses, as determined by the Planning Director, or designee. No conditional use permit is required for those structures installed to protect or restore ecological functions, such as woody debris installed in streams.

(Ord. 2336, 2018)

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