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 feet of upland.

SMP Chapters

1Introduction (PDF)
9Shoreline Environment Designations (PDF)
2Public Participation Process (PDF)

Interactive Environment Map Map PDF
3Shoreline Inventory & Characterization (PDF)

10Cumulative Impacts Analysis (PDF)
11Shoreline Protection & Restoration (PDF)
5Goals (PDF)
12Administration & Compliance (PDF)
6General Policies & Regulations (PDF)
13Definitions (PDF)
7Specific Use Policies & Regulations (PDF)
14Recommended Plant List (PDF)
8Shoreline Modifications (PDF)
AMitigation Appendix (PDF)

You can download a single PDF of all the regulatory chapters here (PDF) (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.