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Shoreline Master Program
What Is It?
A Shoreline Master Program (SMP) contains the local regulations that affect uses and modifications in the shoreline area, which includes the lake, wetlands, and the first 200' of upland. 

SMP Chapters
Chapter  Title  Chapter  Title
1 Introduction   9 Shoreline Environment Designations
2 Public Participation Process
          Interactive Environment Map     Map PDF
3 Shoreline Inventory & Characterization
  10 Cumulative Impacts Analysis
4 Reserved   11 Shoreline Protection & Restoration
5 Goals   12 Administration & Compliance
6 General Policies & Regulations   13 Definitions
7 Specific Use Policies & Regulations   14 Recommended Plant List
8 Shoreline Modifications   A Mitigation Appendix
You can download a single PDF of all the regulatory chapters here (6 MB).

  • Call 509-764-3750 to talk to a Planner about shoreline issues
  • See the Shoreline Permits page

Moses Lake's Shoreline Master Program (SMP) was adopted by the City Council October 14, 2014. It was approved by the Department of Ecology January 3, 2017, and took effect January 17, 2017.