Where does the SMA and the City’s SMP apply?

The SMA applies to major water bodies and their adjacent shorelands throughout Washington State. Within the State, there are approximately 28,204 miles of shorelines including:

  • All associated wetlands
  • Marine waters
  • Streams over 20 cubic feet per second mean annual flow
  • Upland areas called shorelands that are 200 feet landward of the Ordinary High Water Mark
  • Water areas and reservoirs 20 acres and greater

Within the City of West Richland, the SMP applies to land within 200 feet of the Yakima River and any associated wetlands.

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1. What is a Shoreline Master Program?
2. What is the Shoreline Management Act?
3. Where does the SMA and the City’s SMP apply?
4. What is the periodic review of the City’s Shoreline Master Program?
5. What laws or rules have been changed since the City’s SMP was last amended?
6. When was the last time the City’s SMP was adopted?
7. Is the public permitted to provide feedback on the proposed amendments to the City’s SMP?