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Background Info

Following a five-year City process, Department of Ecology approved the SMP on July 26, 2010. The Kirkland City Council approved Ordinance 4251 (pdf) on August 3, 2010.

On May 25, 2011, the Department of Ecology approved amendments to the SMP that incorporated the Finn Hill shorelines annexation area. The City Council approved Ordinance 4302 (pdf) on June 7, 2011.

Additional Information

Scientific Studies and Literature Review
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

- White paper on overwater structuresexternal link icon

Chinook Salmon Recovery Efforts

- Salmon Conservation and Restoration - Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershedexternal link icon
- Final WRIA 8 Chinook Salmon Conservation Planexternal link icon

US Fish and Wildlife Service

- Behavior of Chinook Salmon (pdf)
- Habitat use of juvenile Chinook salmon in Lake Washington (pdf)


- NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Serviceexternal link icon
- NOAA Biological Opinion - Captain pier and bulkhead project (pdf)
- NOAA Biological Opinion - Radandt pier, boathouse, and bulkhead project (pdf)
- Light study (pdf)


- Illustrations of soft shoreline stabilization examples in Kirkland (pdf)

- No Net Loss of Shoreline Ecological Functions (pdf)

Synthesis of Salmon Research and Monitoring (pdf)

Movement and habitat use of juvenile Chinook salmon and two predatory fishes in Lake Washington: 2004-05 acoustic tracking studies (pdf)

- Diet and Bioenergetics of Lake-Rearing Juvenile Chinook Salmon in Lake Washington (pdf)

- Chinook Salmon Conservation Plan Science Foundation (pdf)

Final Report - Summary of effect on piers, bulkheads, and other artificial structures and shorezone development on ESA-listed salmonids in lakes (pdf)

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