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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Final Shoreline Inventory Revision
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
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.]
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.
Final Shoreline Inventory & Characterization Report
Revised November 2008 is available here:
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sections of the November 2008 Final Shoreline Inventory & Characterization Report
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.
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.
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Key for Subareas
Fulton Creek and Duckabush River
Southern Toandos Peninsula
Marrowstone and Indian Islands
Port Townsend Bay
Chimacum Creek Watershed
West End Rivers
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.
Jefferson County Geography page presents select shoreline
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