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This page contains scientific information related to the SMP update process.  The Final Shoreline Inventory and Characterization Report serves as a snapshot of current conditions and provides a baseline for tracking the "no net loss of ecological functions" provision required by Ecology's SMP Guidelines.  For more information, refer to the main Shoreline Management & Planning page.

 

 

 

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Page last updated: 12/23/2008

Final Shoreline Inventory Revision Released

After months of work with consultant team ESA Adolfson we are pleased to release the Final Shoreline Inventory & Characterization Revised November 2008 document.  The document reflects 1) committee feedback, 2) additional freshwater reaches included under SMP jurisdiction as first reported in the May 2007 final STAC Draft, and 3) further revision and refinement from the June 2008 revised final document. 

The report is largely identical to the June 2008 version, with a few exceptions.  The appendices are unchanged.  Specific minor text changes were made that also affected formatting aspects such as page numbers and section headings throughout Chapters 1, 4 and 5.  The intent of the changes was to better clarify lakes under SMP jurisdiction.  Content changes are evident as follows:

         Chapter 1 Pages 1-1, 1-8, 1-14 and 1-15 (Table 1-2);

         Chapter 4 Pages 4-31, 4-77, and 4-91 through 4-92; and

         Chapter 5 Pages 5-5, 5-11 through 5-21.

View and download the Final Shoreline Inventory & Characterization Report below.

Shoreline Inventory & Analysis

A shoreline inventory and analysis is a required first step for updating a Shoreline Master Program (SMP).  For general information on the content of a shoreline inventory and analysis, per Ecology guidance, visit Ecology's shoreline inventory and analysis page

Using Coastal Zone Management (CZM) grant funding, the County completed a preliminary shoreline inventory and analysis in 2005.  [See 2003-2005 notes below.]  Using SMP Update grant funding from Washington Department of Ecology, the County has completed the Final Shoreline Inventory & Characterization Report. [See 2006-2007 notes below.]

Inventory 2006-2007

Building on the preliminary '05 Inventory, the County has further assessed landscape scale processes (such as hydrology, sediment transport, and water quality) and their effects on shoreline ecological functions.  The expanded report identifies key areas (such as floodplains, wetlands, permeable deposits, etc.) that support these landscape processes and where key areas have been altered by development and other human activity.  Fresh- and saltwater shorelines under SMP jurisdiction are also described reach by reach for physical, biological and other attributes.

The Final Shoreline Inventory & Characterization Report - Revised November 2008 is available here:

NOTE: LARGE PDF FILES - Unmarked files are under 1.0 MB

View individual sections of the November 2008 Final Shoreline Inventory & Characterization Report (FSICR):

Map #

Map Title

Digital page size (inches)

1A

Jefferson County Shorelines of the State - Eastern Jefferson County 7.5 MB

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1B

Jefferson County Shorelines of the State - West Jefferson County  7.3 MB

11x17

1C Jefferson County Freshwater Jurisdiction Changes - West Jefferson County  1.9 MB  

Landscape Scale / Ecosystem Process Maps

2

Hydrology East Jefferson County 4.3 MB

54x33

3

Hydrology West Jefferson County 1.9 MB

54x33

4

Water Quality East Jefferson County 4.9 MB

54x33

5

Water Quality West Jefferson County 4.8 MB

54x33

6

Sediment - East Jefferson County 4.7 MB

54x33

7

Sediment - West Jefferson County 5 MB

54x33

Reach Scale Maps

8

Aquatic Resources & Shoreline Reaches Southeast Jefferson County  2.2 MB

11x17

9

Aquatic Resources & Shoreline Reaches Northeast Jefferson County 14.3 MB

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10

Aquatic Resources & Shoreline Reaches West Jefferson County 7.4 MB

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11

Coastal Processes & Modifications Southeast Jefferson County   2.8 MB

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12

Coastal Processes & Modifications Northeast Jefferson County 5.8 MB

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Coastal Processes & Modifications West Jefferson County  1.5 MB

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14

Environmentally Sensitive Areas Southeast Jefferson County

1.9 MB

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15

Environmentally Sensitive Areas Northeast Jefferson County

2.1 MB

11x17

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Environmentally Sensitive Areas West Jefferson County 6.2 MB

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Critical Shoreline Habitat Southeast Jefferson County      2.6 MB

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Critical Shoreline Habitat Northeast Jefferson County

2.5 MB

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Critical Shoreline Habitat West Jefferson County 8.5 MB

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Aquatic Vegetation East Jefferson County  1.9 MB

11x17

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Land and Shoreline Use Patterns Southeast Jefferson County  2.4 MB

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Land and Shoreline Use Patterns Northeast Jefferson County   2.4 MB

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Land and Shoreline Use Patterns West Jefferson County 7 MB

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Shellfish Harvesting  2.7MB

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Forest Cover & Impervious Surface 2.7 MB

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Geomorphic Classes - Southeast Jefferson County 1.8 MB

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Geomorphic Classes - Northeast Jefferson County 2 MB

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Quinault River  1.3 MB

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Recommended Shoreline Environment Designations - Southeast Jefferson County     2.4 MB

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Recommended Shoreline Environment Designations - Northeast Jefferson County       1.9 MB

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Recommended Shoreline Environment Designations - West Jefferson County     1.8 MB

11x17

The May 2007 Final Shoreline Inventory & Characterization Report - STAC Draft and the revised Draft Recommended SED Maps (November 2007) previously posted here have been removed to conserve website server file space.  They are still available for review at the DCD front desk and County Library but are replaced by the June 2008 version posted above.

 

Inventory 2003-2005

Using Coastal Zone Management (CZM) grant funding in 2003, 2004 and 2005, the County conducted a preliminary shoreline inventory and analysis, representing the first phase of the SMP update process expected to be completed in 2007.

The project as initially conceived was to be a two-step process, involving two consecutive CZM grant cycles, 2003-2004 and 2004-2005.  Although the County's application for the 2004-2005 CZM cycle was not selected by Ecology for funding, Ecology offered the County additional funding and time to complete an expanded version of the preliminary shoreline inventory and analysis project initiated in 2003.  The project was completed in summer 2005.

This information was used as the base for completing the Final Shoreline Inventory and Characterization Report as part of the 2006-2007 SMP update effort.

The Jefferson County Geography page presents select shoreline statistics.

Back to the Shoreline Management & Planning page.

 

     
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