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Shoreline Designations Explained
Shoreline designations determine how shoreline property may be used, or what may be built on the shoreline. Shoreline designations are required by Washington's state Legislature and managed through Washingtons's Department of Ecology (DOE). DOE established these shoreline designations, and requires that Thurston County government assign them to the shorelines within its regulatory jurisdiction. 

To learn more about these designations, open and read one of the PDF documents below.
Fast Facts - see current and proposed buffers, and a short explanation.
Draft Designations - see a draft version of the Shoreline Environmental Designations Report. Includes Reach & Designation details.
Draft SMP Report - the draft SMP includes detailed explanations of designations (Chapter 19.200).