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Shoreline Master Program

Chelan County and its Cities developed and adopted Shoreline Master Programs (SMPs) in 1975 for the purpose of “focusing comprehensive, coordinated planning attention at the critical land-water interface”. That SMP was developed over 40 years ago and since then much has changed along Chelan County shorelines. In addition, knowledge of best development and conservation practices has evolved. There have also been changes in State laws and rules. This SMP has been prepared to meet the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act (RCW 90.58), the implementing State rules codified as Chapter 173-26 and Chapter 173- 27 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) “State Master Program Approval/Amendment Procedures and Master Program Guidelines” that were revised in 2011, and other applicable local, state, and federal laws. The SMP is developed locally, but must meet the Shoreline Management Act and implementing State rules, and is subject to approval by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) before it can be implemented. 

Resolution 2017-120

Approval Letter from DOE

Shoreline Master Program

The SMP Minor Update is complete...

NEW:  Chelan County Board of Commissioners passed the minor update to the Chelan County Shoreline Master Plan on June 8, 2021.  Washington Department of Ecology is completing their review and if they concur with the update it will go into effect.

 

Posted: 02/20/2015 11:22 AM
Last Updated: 06/24/2021 11:47 AM

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