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1. Are there other changes to the SMP that King County should consider as part of its periodic review?

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Yes prohibit all fish net pens in all of Quartermaster Harbor 100.0% 3

3. Are there other changes to the County’s aquaculture standards that should be considered?

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4. What issues should the County consider in its decision-making about how to best prepare for sea-level rise?

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5. What kinds of issues should the County consider in its decision-making about how to best prepare for sea level rise?

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6. What are your thoughts about the potential regulatory changes?

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7. Are there other strategies or best practices that you would like the County to consider?

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November 18, 2018, 5:13 PM
  • 1. Are there other changes to the SMP that King County should consider as part of its periodic review?

    Considering the abrupt intensification of climate change extremes and proximity of many shorelines to active faults, it seems prudent to better understand shoreline erosion rates and impact of likely seismic events on landslides, shoreline rock falls and related slope failures. This should include establishing the precise distribution of active faults on Vashon Island which could require deploying a seismic array in the area to detect microseismic events.

  • Please select one:
    • Yes prohibit all fish net pens in all of Quartermaster Harbor
  • 3. Are there other changes to the County’s aquaculture standards that should be considered?

    In light of legacy contamination along many of KC shorelines (for example, East Vashon Island Tramp Harbor and Ellisport Creek Bunker C contamination from the early to mid 1900's), it seems prudent to perform extensive heavy metal and organic geochemical analyses of nearshore sediments and soils prior to granting any aquaculture permits to protect public health.

  • 4. What issues should the County consider in its decision-making about how to best prepare for sea-level rise?

    We need improved data on shoreline erosion rates, subsurface geology (distribution of slip surfaces such as Lawton Clay), impact of sea level rise on those shorelines prone to landslides, and related issues.

  • 5. What kinds of issues should the County consider in its decision-making about how to best prepare for sea level rise?

    Scenario planning using integrated earth system process models.

  • 6. What are your thoughts about the potential regulatory changes?
    No response.
  • 7. Are there other strategies or best practices that you would like the County to consider?

    Exercise due diligence in response to natural hazard mitigation.

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2. Should the County go further than the current state and county restrictions and prohibit all fish net pens (for native and non-native fish) in all of Quartermaster Harbor?

Please note that responses to this question will not be included in the SMP update but will be considered as part of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update. The County wants to work with the public as we refine information on risks of sea level rise to homes, business, critical infrastructure, groundwater, and water quality, and to develop proposed actions (including education and potential changes to development regulations) to address these risks.


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