Nov. 10, 2015 Washington Department of Ecology

Share comments on Adams County’s shoreline plan

ADAMS COUNTY – A program to manage 254 linear miles of river and lake shoreline within Adams County is open for comment through the Washington Department of Ecology.

Adams County is updating its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) to reflect the local vision for appropriate shoreline development, public shoreline access, and environmental protection as required by the Shoreline Management Act.

Adams County adopted its shoreline plan on July 20, 2015. Once approved by Ecology, the city’s shoreline program will become part of the overall state shoreline master program.

The locally tailored shoreline program is designed to help minimize environmental damage to shoreline areas, reserve appropriate areas for water-oriented uses and protect people’s access to public land and waters.

Comments will be accepted through Dec. 10, 2015. Comments and questions should be addressed to Lennard Jordan, Department of Ecology, Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program, 1250 W. Alder St., Union Gap, WA 98903, or by email to For information, call 509-457-7125.

Review documents:

  • Ecology’s Central Regional Office, 1250 W. Alder St., Union Gap, WA 98903;
  • Ecology's website;
  • Adams County Building and Planning Dept., 425 E Main, Suite 200, Othello, WA 99344
  • Adams County SMP website

Taking public comments into consideration, Ecology may approve Adams County’s proposed shoreline program as written, reject it or identify specific modifications to meet the Shoreline Management Act and applicable state regulations.