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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
On February 22, 2016 the Department of Ecology approved the County's updated Shoreline Master Program.
The effective date of the Shoreline Master Program is March 7, 2016. The Shoreline Master Program and related shoreline environmental
designation maps can be downloaded below.
The Kittitas County Board of County Commissioners approved the County's updated Shoreline Master Program
(SMP) on December 2, 2014. The SMP Resolution and related exhibits can be downloaded
here. The Shoreline Designation Maps
are contained in Exhibit B. As required by
WAC 173-26-110, the updated SMP
must be submitted to the
Department of Ecology for review and approval before it becomes effective, a process which may result
in revisions to the SMP. For more information regarding Ecology's review, please see
Shoreline Inventory, Analysis & Characterization
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.