Rural Living in the Heart of the Yakima Valley

Shoreline Master Program

Shoreline Master Program Updates

The Washington State Shoreline Management Act requires local governments to periodically review their Shoreline Master Programs (SMP) and, if necessary, revise their master programs to:

  • Assure that the new SMP complies with applicable state law and guidelines in effect at the time of review; and
  • Assure consistency of the SMP with the local government’s comprehensive plan and development regulations adopted under chapter 36.70A RCW, and other local requirements.

The Yakima Valley Conference of Government (YVCOG) is working with the City of Mabton on updating its Shoreline Master Program.

Shoreline Master Programs (SMPs) are local land-use policies and regulations that guide use of Washington shorelines. SMPs apply to both public and private uses for Washington’s more than 28,000 miles of lake, stream, wetland, and marine shorelines. They protect natural resources for future generations, provide for public access to public waters and shores, and plan for water-dependent uses.

Open House

March 11, 2021 - 6:00-7:00pm

Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Periodic Update

The Yakima Valley Conference of Governments is working on an update for the Shoreline Master Program for the Cities of Grandview, Granger, Mabton, Toppenish, Union Gap, Wapato, Zillah and the Town of Naches. The review is to assure that the new SMP complies with applicable state law and guidelines in effect at the time of review, and to assure consistency with the jurisdiction's comprehensive plan and development regulations.

Please join us in a Virtual Open House using your phone, smart phone or computer.

Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting
Password:  128466

To join via phone, call 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 968 1185 5820
Password: 128466

To submit a comment prior to the open house, email

This Open House is informational, and the public is invited to attend, ask questions and provide informal comments for the cities and town to consider. Please contact Jeff Watson, YVCOG Senior Planner, at or 509-759-7989 for more information.

Documents to Review before the Open House


Proposed City of Mabton Shoreline Master Program - Draft

Proposed SMP Changes - strikethrough as distributed

City of Mabton Shoreline – Jurisdiction Map

Yakima County Regional Shoreline Master Program - approved ordinance from 2007