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Spokane Municipal Code

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Title 17E
Chapter 17E.060
Section 17E.060.180

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.060 Shoreline Regulations

Article III. General Provisions: Part I. General Development Requirements

Section 17E.060.180 Critical Freshwater Habitat

  1. Definition.
    Critical freshwater habitat includes those portions of streams, rivers, wetlands, lakes, their associated migration zones, and floodplains.
  2. A new use, modification, or development within stream channels, channel migration zones, wetlands, floodplains, and hyporheic zones shall not cause a net loss of ecological functions.

Date Passed: Monday, November 3, 2008

Effective Date: Monday, July 26, 2010

ORD C34326 Section 2