Planning Department

Shorelines Master Program Update:


 Click on the following links for additional information

Shoreline Restoration Plan:  Shoreline Restoration Plan (working draft)

Slide Show Presentation from the 3/15/17 Open House Presentation

Shoreline Master Program Update: Revised Time Line

Shorelines Master Program Update: 2/15/17 Open House Postponement Notice

Shorelines Master Program Update: Participation Plan
Klickitat County Shorelines Program Update:   Draft Analysis Report
Shorelines Program Update-Draft Analysis Repor
t:  Appendix A
 *Appendix B (there are 29 separate files or links)
 Appendix B-Link 1:  Preliminary Shorelines Jurisdiction
Appendix B-Link 2: Existing Shoreline Environmental Designations
Appendix B-Link 3: Current Land Use
Appendix B-Link 4: Zoning
Appendix B- Link 5: Land Ownership
Appendix B-Link 6: Undeveloped Land
Appendix B- Link 7: Shorelines Public Access and Recreation
Appendix B-Link 8: 
Impervious Surface Coverage
Appendix B- Link 9: Land Cover
Appendix B- Link 10: Floodplain and Floodway
Appendix B-Link 11:  Wetlands and Surface Water
Appendix B-Link 12: Water and Sewer Infrastructure
Appendix B-Link 13: Surficial Geology
Appendix B-Link 14: Soils (14)
Appendix B-Link 15: Soils (14B)
Appendix B-Link 16: Geological Hazards (15A)
Appendix B-Link 17: Geological Hazards (15B)
Appendix B- Link 18: Shoreline Modifications
Appendix B-Link 19: Water Quality
Appendix B-Link 20: Ecology Regulated Facilities
Appendix B-Link 21: Historic Places and Properties
Appendix B-Link 22: Transportation and Energy Infrastructure
Appendix B-Link 23: Regions of Priority Habitats and Species
Appendix B-Link 24: Occurrences of Priority Habitats and Species (22)
Appendix B-Link 25: Occurrences of Priority Habitat Species (22A)
Appendix B-Link 26: Distribution of Anadromous and Resident Fish
Appendix B-Link 27: Aquifers and Aquifer Recharge Areas
Appendix B-Link 28: Channel and Migration Zones
Appendix B-Link 29: Shoreline Reaches

December 2016 progress Report


The Update is progressing as anticipated.  Typically the Update process is a multi-year effort – Klickitat County’s Update process is no different and is still in the initial step of the process. 

To date, a significant amount of information regarding hydrology, geology, topography, ecology, economics, land use and other pertinent data from state, federal and local agencies, universities, tribes and other organizations is being compiled and analyzed. The information is being used as the basis for preparation of a draft Shoreline Inventory and Characterization Report that will be available for public review and comment in early 2017.

While there are no draft work products available for review at this time, information pertinent to the Update rules can be submitted to the Planning Department or email to at any time.   The Shoreline rules at WAC 173-26 may be reviewed to gain a sense of what information may be pertinent.  

The County will be hosting a public Open House event in early 2017 (date and time TBD) to provide an overview of the Update process, discuss the findings of the Shoreline Inventory and Characterization Report, and gather input on community vision of the County’s shorelines.  The County’s Planning Commission will be reviewing Master Plan amendments in Spring 2017.

When draft work products have been prepared and are ready for public review and comment, availability will be posted on the Klickitat County Planning Department website and other appropriate places as well as notice of availability sent to those on the Shoreline notification list.  If you would like to be added to the email distribution list, please send your request to


The Klickitat County Planning Department is updating the Klickitat County Shorelines Master Plan per the Washington State Shoreline Management Act requirements.  In updating the Master Plan, we are required to follow the process set forth in Chapter 173-26 WAC.  The process is comprised of several steps.  We are at the beginning of the process i.e. gathering of information.  An announcement was distributed to a number of agencies and others who may have an interest in the update and/or may have relevant information.   Our consultant for the update, The Watershed Company, is currently compiling information as required in Chapter 173-26 WAC.  We anticipate that proposed amendments will likely be available for public review and comment in early 2017.