The City of Kirkland’s new Shoreline Master Program update contains an innovative tool: a “decision tree” for shoreline property owners.
A homeowner can determine options to stabilize the shoreline based on:
- The home’s setback from the water
- Bulkhead height
- Depth of water at bulkhead
- Nearshore slope
- Yard slope
Options could include a full beach, beach cove, pulling back or modifying the bulkhead, slope bioengineering and adding gravel to the nearshore. (more…)