Hiawatha Lake (formerly “Un-named Lake in T19-0N R27- 0E S29”)
Un-named Lake in T22-0N R29-0E S23
Un-named Reservoir in T24-0N R28-0E S27
North Teal Lake
Upper Goose Lake
Osborn Bay Lake
1 These lakes were originally shown as less than 20 acres in the data provided, but were re-digitized by Anchor QEA to confirm their area based on observation of the 2011 aerial photo.
2Referred to as Hillton Lake in USGS topography mapping and the digital dataset provided; however, the 1975 SMP refers to this lake as Hilltop Lake.
3 A 3-acre portion of this lake is located outside of Grant County, for a total of 21 acres.
4This lake is referred to as Ephrata Lake in some maps; it was attributed as Rocky Ford Creek in the data provided.
5 This pond is located on the upstream side of the hatchery; it was attributed as Rocky Ford Creek in the data provided.
6This is an un-named lake located in an area referred to as Saddle Mountain Wasteway in USGS topography mapping.
7Part of the greater Winchester or Frenchman Hills Wasteway complexes of lakes, ponds, and wetlands. The definition of these waterways in the 1975 SMP is unclear. Here it is assumed that these waterbodies are included in the 1975 jurisdiction.
8South Teal Lake meets the 20 acre threshold when the portion of the lake outside the County boundary is included.
9These two rows are part of the same waterbody, and have been re-digitized in the digital data set. Its total area exceeds 20 acres.
10The polygons provided encompass both wetland and open-water areas. Anchor QEA measured the open water areas and established these lakes were greater than 20 acres in area.
11These two lakes are just north of I-90 and referred as Winchester Wasteway Lakes 1 and 2. It is assumed that these waterbodies are included in the 1975 jurisdiction.
28 (3) Recreational facilities should be a combination of active and passive types.
29 Location of such facilities should consider the ecological function and
30 sensitive nature of the shorelines in order to avoid adverse impacts. For
31 example, wildlife and habitat preservation areas with sensitive nature of
32 shoreline should have low impact recreational uses.
33 (4) Recreational developments and plans should provide the regional population a
34 varied and balanced choice of recreation experiences in appropriate locations.
35 Public agencies should coordinate their plans and activities to provide a wide
36 variety of recreational opportunities without needlessly duplicating facilities.
37 (5) Encourage the linkage of shoreline parks, recreation areas, and public access
38 points with linear systems, such as hiking paths, bicycle paths, easements
39 and/or scenic drives.
40 (6) When feasible, recreation facilities should incorporate public education
41 regarding shoreline ecological functions and processes, the role of human
42 actions on the environment and the importance of public involvement in
1 shorelines management. Opportunities incorporating educational and
2 interpretive information should be pursued in design and operation of
3 recreation facilities and nature trails.
4 (7) Locate and design recreational developments to preserve, enhance, or create
5 scenic views and vistas in accordance with Section 24.12.260, Public Access.
6 (o) Residential Development Policies:
Consider single-family residential development as a priority use only when developed in a manner consistent with the control of pollution and prevention of damage to the natural environment.
Locate and construct residential development in a manner that assures no net loss of shoreline ecological functions.
Ensure the overall density of development, lot coverage, and height of structures is appropriate to the physical capabilities of the site and consistent with the comprehensive plan.
Ensure new residential development provides adequate buffers or open space from the water to protect or restore ecological functions and ecosystem-wide processes, to preserve views, to preserve shoreline aesthetic characteristics, to protect the privacy of nearby residences, and to minimize use conflicts.
Make adequate provisions for services and infrastructure necessary to support residential development.
Design and locate residential development to preserve existing shoreline vegetation, to control erosion, and to protect water quality.
Design and locate new residences so that shoreline stabilization will not be necessary to protect the structure. The creation of new residential lots should not be allowed unless it is demonstrated the lots can be developed without:
(A) Constructing shoreline stabilization structures (such as bulkheads).
(B) Causing significant erosion or slope instability.
(C) Removing existing native vegetation within shoreline buffers.
29 (p) Shoreline Habitat and Natural Systems Enhancement Projects Policies:
30 (1) Include provisions for shoreline vegetation restoration or enhancement, fish
31 and wildlife habitat enhancement, and low impact development techniques in
32 projects located within shoreline jurisdiction, where feasible.
33 (2) Encourage and facilitate implementation of projects and programs included in
34 the Shoreline Master Program Shoreline Restoration Plan.
35 (q) Shoreline Stabilization Policies:
36 (1) Locate and design new development, including subdivisions, to eliminate the
37 need for new shoreline modification or stabilization.
1 (2) Design, locate, size and construct new or replacement structural shoreline
2 stabilization measures to minimize and mitigate the impact of these
3 modifications on the County's shorelines.
4 (3) Give preference to non-structural shoreline stabilization measures over
5 structural shoreline stabilization, and give preference to soft structural
6 shoreline stabilization over hard structural shoreline stabilization.
7 (4) Allow location, design, and construction of riprap and other bank stabilization
8 measures primarily to prevent damage to existing development or to protect
9 the health, safety and welfare of Grant County residents.
10 (5) Encourage fish-friendly shoreline design during new construction and
11 redevelopment by offering incentives and regulatory flexibility.
12 (r) Utilities Policies:
13 (1) Allow for utility maintenance and extension with criteria for location and
14 vegetation restoration as appropriate.
15 (2) Plan, design, and locate utility facilities to minimize harm to shoreline
16 functions, preserve the natural landscape, and minimize conflicts with present
17 and future planned land and shoreline uses while meeting the needs of future
18 populations in areas planned to accommodate growth.
19 (3) Do not permit new non-water-oriented primary utility production and
20 processing facilities, or parts of those facilities, such as power plants, solid
21 waste storage or disposal facilities within shoreline jurisdiction unless no
22 other options are feasible. Primary utility facilities, such as wastewater
23 treatment plants and including expansion of existing facilities, should be
24 located in shoreline jurisdiction only if no practical upland alternative or
25 location exists. Such facilities and expansions should be designed and located
26 to minimize impacts on shoreline ecological functions, including riparian and
27 aquatic areas, and to the natural landscape and aesthetics. Public health and
28 safety should be the highest priority for the planning, development and
29 operation of primary utility facilities.
30 (4) Locate utility transmission facilities for the conveyance of services, such as
31 power lines, cables, and pipelines, outside of shoreline jurisdiction where
32 feasible. Where permitted within shoreline jurisdiction, such facilities should
33 be located within existing or approved road crossings, right-of-way and
34 corridors or in such a way as to minimize potential adverse impacts on
35 shoreline areas. Joint use of rights-of-way and corridors in shoreline areas
36 should be encouraged.
37 (5) Locate new utility facilities so as not to require extensive shoreline protection
39 (6) Locate utility facilities and corridors to protect scenic views from public parks
40 and trails. Whenever possible, such facilities should be placed underground,
41 or alongside or under bridges.
1 (7) Design utility facilities and rights-of-way to preserve the natural landscape
2 and to minimize conflicts with present and planned land uses.
3 (s) Existing Uses Policies:
4 (1) Allow nonconforming existing legal uses and structures to continue in
5 accordance with this SMP. Residential structures and appurtenant structures
6 that were legally established and are used for a conforming use, but that do
7 not meet standards for the following should be considered a conforming
8 structure: setbacks, buffers, or yards; area; bulk; height; or density.
9 (2) Allow alterations of nonconforming structures, uses, and lots in consideration
10 of historic development patterns, when occupied by preferred uses, and when
11 consistent with public safety and other public purposes.
12 (3) Encourage transitions from nonconforming uses to conforming uses.
13 (4) Allow for nonconforming structures to expand when they do not increase the
14 nonconformity according to SMP requirements.
15 (5) Allow for existing roads, driveways and utility lines to continue and expand
16 when they do not increase the nonconformity according to SMP requirements.
17 (6) Consider the no-net-loss of ecological function objective to guide review of
18 proposed expansions or other changes to nonconforming uses and new
19 development on nonconforming vacant lots. This objective may be addressed
20 in an area-wide manner consistent with the SMP cumulative impacts analysis.
36 (1) The purpose of the “Aquatic” shoreline designation is to protect, restore, and
37 manage the unique characteristics and resources of the areas waterward of the
39 (b) Designation Criteria
1 (1) An Aquatic shoreline designation is assigned to lands and waters waterward
2 of the OHWM.
3 (c) Management Policies
In addition to the other applicable policies and regulations of this Program, the following management policies shall apply:
(A) New over-water structures should be allowed only for water-dependent uses, public access, recreation, or ecological restoration.
(B) Shoreline uses and modifications should be designed and managed to prevent degradation of water quality and natural hydrographic conditions.
(C) In-water uses should be allowed where impacts can be mitigated to ensure no net loss of shoreline ecological functions. Permitted in-water uses must be managed to avoid impacts to shoreline ecological functions. Unavoidable impacts must be minimized and mitigated.
(D) On navigable waters or their beds, all uses and developments should be located and designed to:
(i) minimize interference with surface navigation
(ii) consider impacts to public views
(iii) allow for the safe, unobstructed passage of fish and wildlife, particularly species dependent on migration
Multiple or shared use of over-water and water access facilities should be encouraged to reduce the impacts of shoreline development and increase effective use of water resources.
Structures and activities permitted should be related in size, form, design, and intensity of use to those permitted in the immediately adjacent upland area.
The size of new over-water structures should be limited to the minimum necessary to support the structure's intended use.
Natural light should be allowed to penetrate to the extent necessary to support fisheries and nearshore aquatic habitat unless other illumination is required by state or federal agencies.
Aquaculture practices should be encouraged in those waters and beds most suitable for such use. Aquaculture should be discouraged where it would adversely affect the strength or viability of native stocks or unreasonably interfere with navigation.
Shoreline uses, development, activities, and modifications in the Aquatic shoreline designation requiring use of adjacent landside property should be in a shoreline designation that allows that use, development, activity or modification.