Chapter 20.04
DEFINITIONS Revised 3/18

Sections:

20.04.010    Accessory Building or Use.

20.04.020    Beach.

20.04.030    Boathouse.

20.04.040    Breakwater.

20.04.050    Buffer Strip.

20.04.060    Bulkhead.

20.04.070    Bulkhead Line.

20.04.080    Channelization.

20.04.090    Cluster Development.

20.04.100    Conditional Use.

20.04.110    Dedication.

20.04.120    Department.

20.04.130    Development.

20.04.140    Director. Revised 3/18

20.04.150    Dry Well.

20.04.160    Dwelling Unit Density.

20.04.170    Estuary.

20.04.180    Extreme High Tide.

20.04.190    Extreme Low Tide.

20.04.200    Flood Hazard Zone.

20.04.210    Floodway.

20.04.220    Floodway Fringe.

20.04.230    Groin.

20.04.240    Guidelines.

20.04.250    Hearings Board.

20.04.260    Hearing Examiner.

20.04.270    Houseboat.

20.04.280    Impervious Surface.

20.04.290    Interpretive Center.

20.04.300    Intertidal.

20.04.310    Jettie.

20.04.320    Landing.

20.04.330    Launching Ramps.

20.04.340    Levee, Dike.

20.04.350    Linear Access.

20.04.360    Longshore Drift.

20.04.370    Master Program.

20.04.380    Merchantable Timber.

20.04.390    Mining.

20.04.400    Net Acre.

20.04.410    Nonconforming Use.

20.04.420    Nonwater Related Uses.

20.04.430    Off Premise Advertising Sign.

20.04.440    One Hundred Year Flood.

20.04.450    One Hundred Year Flood Plain.

20.04.460    Ordinary High Water Mark.

20.04.470    Outer Harbor Line.

20.04.480    Outfall.

20.04.490    Permit.

20.04.500    Person.

20.04.510    Pierhead Line.

20.04.520    Point Access.

20.04.530    Privy.

20.04.540    Public Access.

20.04.550    Riprap.

20.04.560    Shorelines.

20.04.570    Shorelines of Statewide Significance.

20.04.575    Shorelands or Shoreland Areas.

20.04.580    Signs.

20.04.590    Sign, Informational.

20.04.600    Sign, Warning.

20.04.610    Slash.

20.04.620    Streamway.

20.04.630    Stringer Bridge.

20.04.640    Substantial Development.

20.04.650    Tidelands.

20.04.660    Variance.

20.04.670    Water Dependent Uses.

20.04.680    Water Related Uses.

20.04.690    Wetlands, Wetland Areas.

20.04.700    Yarding.

20.04.010 Accessory Building or Use.

A building, part of a building or structure, or use which is subordinate to, and the use of which is customarily incidental to that of the main building, structure or use on the same lot. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.010)

20.04.020 Beach.

The zone along the shoreline where there is continuous movement of sediment both laterally and vertically. This zone extends from the daily low tide mark to where the permanent line of vegetation begins. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.020)

20.04.030 Boathouse.

A covered or enclosed moorage space. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.030)

20.04.040 Breakwater.

A protective structure composed of rock and fill, usually built offshore, for the purpose of protecting shoreline or harbors from wave action. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562 A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.040)

20.04.050 Buffer Strip.

An area of land which: (1) serves to reduce the adverse impacts between land uses of different intensities, or (2) serves to separate or identify transitions between land uses of the same intensity. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.050)

20.04.060 Bulkhead.

A retaining wall used to hold back earth and to provide a solid surface to resist wave action. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.060)

20.04.070 Bulkhead Line.

A line established by the Federal government that marks the outer permissible limit for fills. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.070)

20.04.080 Channelization.

The straightening, deepening, or widening of a stream channel for the purpose of increasing the stream's carrying capacity. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.080)

20.04.090 Cluster Development.

A residential development which reserves substantial portions of land as open space or recreational areas for the joint use of the occupants of the development. This land may be provided by allowing dwelling units to be placed on lots smaller than the legal minimum size for regular subdivisions, as long as the density does not exceed prescribed standards. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.090)

20.04.100 Conditional Use.

A use permitted in one or more environments as defined by this Master Program but which use, because of characteristics peculiar to it, or because of its size, technological processes or type of equipment, or because of the exact location with reference to surroundings, streets and existing improvements or demands upon public facilities, requires a special degree of control to make such uses consistent with and compatible to other existing or permissible uses in the same environment, and to ensure that such use shall not be inimical to the public interest. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.100)

20.04.110 Dedication.

The designation of land by its owner for any general and public uses, reserving to himself no other rights than such as are compatible with the full exercise and enjoyment of the public uses to which the property has been devoted. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.110)

20.04.120 Department.

The Washington State Department of Ecology. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.120)

20.04.130 Development.

A use consisting of the construction or exterior alteration of structures, dredging, drilling, dumping, filling, removal of any sand, gravel or minerals, bulkheading, driving of piling, placing of obstructions, or any project of a permanent or temporary nature which interferes with the normal public use of the surface of the waters overlying lands subject to the Shorelines Management Act at any state of water level. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.130)

20.04.140 Director. Revised 3/18

The Director of the Planning and Public Works Department for Pierce County. (Ord. 2017-12s § 2 (part), 2017; Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.140)

20.04.150 Dry Well.

A pit filled with coarse rock or lined with crushed rock or gravel for use as a storm or sanitary sewage disposal method. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.150)

20.04.160 Dwelling Unit Density.

Refers to the allowable number of dwelling units per acre of land. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.160)

20.04.170 Estuary.

That part of the mouth or lower course of a river in which its current meets the sea's tides, and is subject to their effects. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.170)

20.04.180 Extreme High Tide.

The highest tide level line water will reach in any one year. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.180)

20.04.190 Extreme Low Tide.

The lowest line on the land reached by a receding tide. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.190)

20.04.200 Flood Hazard Zone.

Area inundated by the 100-year flood. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.200)

20.04.210 Floodway.

The portion of a riverine floodplain needed to convey a basic flood (100-year flood) with not more than one foot rise in floodwater elevation. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.210)

20.04.220 Floodway Fringe.

The area outside the floodway but still in the flood hazard zone. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.220)

20.04.230 Groin.

A barrier type structure extending from back shore into the water across the beach, the purpose of which is to interrupt sediment movement along the shore. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.230)

20.04.240 Guidelines.

Those guidelines adopted pursuant to the Shorelines Management Act of 1971. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.240)

20.04.250 Hearings Board.

The shorelines hearings board established by the Shorelines Management Act of 1971. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.250)

20.04.260 Hearing Examiner.

The officer appointed by the Pierce County Council to review and approve or deny applications for Substantial Development, Conditional Use, Variance and Expansion of Nonconforming Use Permits. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 21328 § 1 (part), 1979; prior Code § 65.04.252)

20.04.270 Houseboat.

A structure which floats on the water and is designed principally for residential use. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.260)

20.04.280 Impervious Surface.

Those surfaces that do not allow the downward passage of water. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.270)

20.04.290 Interpretive Center.

A facility containing artifacts, history and information about a site in the immediate area. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.280)

20.04.300 Intertidal.

That area which lies between mean lower low water and mean higher high water. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.290)

20.04.310 Jettie.

A structure generally built perpendicular to the shore at inlets in connection with navigation improvements to modify or control sand movement. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562 A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.300)

20.04.320 Landing.

A place at which logs are assembled for transportation in loads or rafts. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.310)

20.04.330 Launching Ramps.

Areas solely developed for boating ingress and egress. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.320)

20.04.340 Levee, Dike.

A broad embankment of earth built parallel with the river channel to contain overbank flow. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.330)

20.04.350 Linear Access.

A trail, path, road, or launching ramp by which the public can travel to and along publicly owned water. Recreational activities such as swimming, hiking, shore fishing, hunting and picnicking are typical activities requiring linear access. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.340)

20.04.360 Longshore Drift.

This is the process by which the factors of prevailing wind and gravity act to move particles laterally along the shoreline. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.350)

20.04.370 Master Program.

The comprehensive shoreline use plan for Pierce County, and the use regulations together with maps, diagrams, charts or other descriptive material and text. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.360)

20.04.380 Merchantable Timber.

Timber which measures 8 inches in diameter at a height of 4-1/2 feet. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.370)

20.04.390 Mining.

The removal of naturally occurring materials from the earth for economic uses. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.380)

20.04.400 Net Acre.

A parcel of land containing 30,000 square feet or as otherwise allowed by the Pierce County PDD ordinance. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.390)

20.04.410 Nonconforming Use.

A lawful use of land or structure in existence on the effective date of this Master Program or at the time of any amendments thereto which does not conform to the use regulations of the environment in which it is located. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.400)

20.04.420 Nonwater Related Uses.

Those uses which do not need a waterfront location to operate though easements or utility corridors for access to the water may be desired. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562 A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.410)

20.04.430 Off Premise Advertising Sign.

A sign which directs attention to a business, commodity, service, or entertainment conducted, sold, or offered elsewhere than upon the premises where such sign is located, or to which it is fixed. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.420)

20.04.440 One Hundred Year Flood.

A flood which has a magnitude that may be equalled or exceeded once every one hundred years on the average. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.430)

20.04.450 One Hundred Year Flood Plain.

Lowlands adjoining the channel of a streamway which would be covered by floodwaters of a flood having an average frequency of occurrence in the order of once in 100 years although the flood may occur in any year. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.440)

20.04.460 Ordinary High Water Mark.

On all lakes, streams, and tidal water is that mark that will be found by examining the bed and banks and ascertaining where the presence and action of waters are so common and usual, and so long continued in all ordinary years, as to mark upon the soil a character distinct from that of the abutting upland, in respect to vegetation as that condition exists on the effective date of this Chapter or as it may naturally change thereafter. Provided, that in any area where the ordinary high water mark cannot be found, the ordinary high water mark adjoining fresh water shall be the line of mean high water. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.450)

20.04.470 Outer Harbor Line.

A line located and established in navigable waters as provided in Section 1, of Article 15 of the State Constitution, beyond which the state shall never sell or lease any rights whatever. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.460)

20.04.480 Outfall.

The outlet or place of discharge of a sewer. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.470)

20.04.490 Permit.

A Substantial Development Permit issued in compliance with the Shoreline Management Act of 1971 and the Shorelines Master Program for Pierce County. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.480)

20.04.500 Person.

An individual, partnership, corporation, association, organization, cooperative, public or municipal corporation, or agency of the state or local governmental unit however designated. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.490)

20.04.510 Pierhead Line.

A line established by the Federal government that marks the outer limit for open pile structures. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.510)

20.04.520 Point Access.

A trail, path, road, or launching ramp by which the general public can travel from a public road to a point of view or to a place suitable for launching a boat. Recreational activities such as motor boat launching, canoeing, kayaking, rafting and viewing of scenic vistas are typical recreational activities requiring point access. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.520)

20.04.530 Privy.

An outhouse used as a toilet. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.530)

20.04.540 Public Access.

A trail, path, road, or launching ramp by which the general public can reach the public waters from a public road. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.540)

20.04.550 Riprap.

Broken stone placed on shoulders, slopes, or other such places to protect them from erosion. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.550)

20.04.560 Shorelines.

All of the water areas of Pierce County, including reservoirs, and their associated wetlands, together with the land underlying them except:

A.    shorelines of statewide significance;

B.    shorelines on segments of streams upstream of a point where the mean annual flow is 20 cubic feet per second or less and the wetlands associated with such upstream segments; and

C.    shorelines on lakes less than 20 acres in size and wetlands associated with such small lakes.

(Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.560)

20.04.570 Shorelines of Statewide Significance.

Those shorelines described in Section 3 of the Shorelines Management Act of 1971. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.570)

20.04.575 Shorelands or Shoreland Areas.

Those lands extending landward for 200 feet in all directions as measured on a horizontal plane from the ordinary high water mark; floodways and contiguous floodplain areas landward 200 feet from such floodways; and all wetlands and river deltas associated with the streams, lakes, and tidal waters which are subject to the provisions of this Title; the same to be designated as to location by the Department of Ecology. (Ord. 97-84 § 6 (part), 1997)

20.04.580 Signs.

A public display whose purpose it is to provide information, direction or advertising. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.590)

20.04.590 Sign, Informational.

A sign designed to guide or direct pedestrians or vehicles. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.600)

20.04.600 Sign, Warning.

A sign designed to warn pedestrians or vehicles of some imminent danger. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.610)

20.04.610 Slash.

The branches, bark, tops, chunks, cull logs, uprooted stumps and broken or uprooted trees which remain on the ground after logging. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.620)

20.04.620 Streamway.

That corridor of a single or multiple channel or channels, within which the usual seasonal or stormwater runoff peaks are contained. The flora, fauna, soil, and topography is dependent on or influenced by the height and velocity of the fluctuating river currents. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.630)

20.04.630 Stringer Bridge.

A bridge constructed of lengths of timber supporting a number of small traverse members. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.640)

20.04.640 Substantial Development.

Any development of which the total cost or fair market value exceeds $2,500.00, or any development which materially interferes with the normal public use of the water or shorelines of the state; except that the following shall not be considered substantial developments for the purpose of this Title:

A.    Normal maintenance or repair of existing structures or developments including damage by accident, fire or elements.

B.    Construction of the normal protective bulkhead common to single family residences.

C.    Emergency construction necessary to protect property from damage by the elements.

D.    Construction and practices normal or necessary for farming, irrigation, and ranching activities, including agricultural service roads and utilities on wetlands, and the construction and maintenance of irrigation structures including but not limited to head gates, pumping facilities, and irrigation channels; PROVIDED, that a feedlot of any size, all processing plants, other activities of a commercial nature, alteration of the contour of the wetlands by leveling or filling other than that which results from normal cultivation, shall not be considered normal or necessary farming or ranching activities. A feedlot shall be an enclosure or facility used or capable of being used for feeding livestock hay, grain, silage, or other livestock feed, but shall not include land for growing crops or vegetation for livestock feeding and/or grazing, nor shall it include normal livestock wintering operations.

E.    Construction or modification of navigational aids such as channel markers and anchor buoys.

F.    Construction on shorelands by an owner, lessee or contract purchaser of a single family residence for his own use or for the use of his family, which residence does not exceed a height of 35 feet above average grade level and which meets all requirements of the state agency or local government having jurisdiction thereof, other than requirements imposed pursuant to this Title.

G.    Construction of a dock, including a community dock, designed for pleasure craft only, for the private, noncommercial use of the owner, lessee, or contract purchaser of single- and multiple-family residences. This exception applies if either: (1) in salt waters, the fair market value of the value of the dock does not exceed $2,500.00; or (2) in fresh waters, the fair market value of the dock does not exceed $10,000.00, but if subsequent construction having a fair market value exceeding $2,500.00 occurs within five years of completion of the prior construction, the subsequent construction shall be considered a substantial development for the purpose of this Title.

H.    Operation, maintenance, or construction of canals, waterways, drains, reservoirs, or other facilities that now exist or are hereafter created or developed as a part of an irrigation system for the primary purpose of making use of system waters, including return flow and artificially stored ground water for the irrigation of lands.

I.    The marking of property lines or corners on state owned lands, when such marking does not significantly interfere with normal public use of the surface of the water.

J.    Operation and maintenance of any system dikes, ditches, drains, or other facilities existing on September 8, 1975, which were created, developed or utilized primarily as a part of an agricultural drainage or diking system.

K.    Site exploration and investigation activities that are prerequisite to preparation of an application for development authorization under this Title if: (1) the activity does not interfere with the normal public use of the surface waters; (2) the activity will have no significant adverse impact on the environment including but not limited to fish, wildlife, fish or wildlife habitat, water quality, and aesthetic values; (3) the activity does not involve the installation of a structure, and upon completion of the activity, the vegetation and land configuration of the site are restored to conditions existing before the activity; (4) a private entity seeking development authorization under this Section first posts a performance bond or provides other evidence of financial responsibility to the Department to ensure that the site is restored to pre-existing conditions; and (5) the activity is not subject to the permit requirements of this Title and RCW 90.58.550.

L.    The process of removing or controlling an aquatic noxious weed, as defined in RCW 17.26.020, through the use of an herbicide or other treatment methods applicable to weed control that are recommended by a final environmental impact statement published by the Department of Agriculture or the Department of Ecology jointly with other State agencies under Chapter 43.21C RCW. (1975 lst ex. s. c 182 § 1; 1973 c 203 § 1; 1971 ex. s. c 286 § 3.)

(Ord. 97-84 § 6 (part), 1997; Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 21328 § 1 (part), 1979; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.650)

20.04.650 Tidelands.

The zone between extreme low tide and extreme high tide. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.660)

20.04.660 Variance.

A modification of the specific standards of this program granted in accordance with the terms of this title for the purpose of assuring that no property, because of special circumstances applicable to it, shall be deprived of privileges commonly enjoyed by other properties in the same vicinity and environment. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.670)

20.04.670 Water Dependent Uses.

All uses which cannot exist in any other location and are dependent on the water by reason of the intrinsic nature of the operation. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.680)

20.04.680 Water Related Uses.

Those uses which are not intrinsically dependent on a waterfront location to continue their operation, but whose operation in Pierce County cannot occur economically at this time, without a shoreline location. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.690)

20.04.690 Wetlands, Wetland Areas.

Areas that are inundated or saturated by surface water or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas. Wetlands do not include those artificial wetlands intentionally created from nonwetland sites including but not limited to irrigation and drainage ditches, grass-lined swales, canals, detention facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, farm ponds, and landscape amenities, or those wetlands created after July 1, 1990, that were unintentionally created as a result of the construction of a road, street, or highway. Wetlands may include those artificial wetlands intentionally created from nonwetland areas to mitigate the conversion of wetlands. (Ord. 97-84 § 6 (part), 1997)

20.04.700 Yarding.

The operation of transporting timber from the cutting area to a yard or landing. (Ord. 88-76S § 1 (part), 1988; Res. 18562-A § 1 (part), 1976; prior Code § 65.04.710)