Planning Department


Shorelines Master Program Update:


Klickitat County Shorelines Master Plan Update:  April 2018 Progress Report


The Klickitat County Board of Commissioners appointed a Technical Advisory Committee/Citizen Advisory Committee via Resolution 02318 (click on the link to view it  Resolution 02318 ) on February 27, 2018. 

The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm September 12, 2018 in the county commissioners’ meeting room at the Klickitat County Courthouse, 205 South Columbus Ave, Goldendale, WA.   
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Agenda 9/12/2018

The first meeting was held on April 12, 2018.  The following meeting was held June 14, 2018. 

The Watershed Company has conducted workshops with the Planning Commission in May, June and October to familiarize the PC members with proposed revisions to a working draft of the Shoreline Master Plan (SMP).  The proposed revisions are non-substantive and largely a reorganization of the Plan to render it more user friendly.  As examples, existing policies are proposed to be moved from the “Elements” Section of the existing Plan to other pertinent sections such as development activities and uses.  In addition, revisions are proposed to meet minimum requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and its guidelines.

During the workshops, the Planning Commission has not made any decisions, substantive or otherwise, concerning a draft SMP to be the subject of formal public review/comment and eventual public hearing. 

The working draft of the SMP revisions has been posted on the Planning Department’s website.  An Open House is scheduled for November 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m., at the Pioneer Center in White Salmon, Washington.  All interested parties are encouraged to attend.  A general presentation will be followed by opportunity to post questions or comments with staff.  Staff and the consultant team will be available to answer questions, provide information and to receive input.  Parcel specific mapping will be available to review existing conditions and SMP-related effects. 

Since our May 2016 invitation to submit pertinent information, the most current, accurate and complete scientific and technical information from numerous federal, state and local agencies was incorporated to the draft documents.  Working drafts of the Restoration Plan and Shoreline Analysis Report have been posted to the Planning Department’s website since earlier this year.  While there is no deadline for submittal of pertinent information, the Restoration Plan and Shoreline Analysis Report will be completed/finalized upon initiation of the formal review process. 

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 Click on the following links for additional information
 Klickitat County Shoreline Master Program Update 11-15-17
Klickitat County Shoreline Master Plan Update 11-15-17

WA DOE Shoreline Master Programs Handbook:


Klickitat County Annotated Working Draft SMP June 2017
SMP Proposed Shorelines Environmental Designation (SED) 
SED Changes Summary 
Gap Analysis drafted November 2016

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on the Shorelines Master Program Update: FAQ
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