This volume in the Living with the Shore series provides practical and specific information on the status of the nation's coast and useful guidelines that enable residents, visitors, and investors to live with and enjoy the shore without costly and futile struggles against the forces of nature.
Figures and Tables ix Foreword xiii 1. A Puget Sound Perspective 3 2. Coastal Dynamics 11 3. Man and the shoreline 24 4. Selecting a site on the shores of Puget Sound and Georgia Strait 41 5. The risk classification-quantifying the subjective 52 Whatcom County 54 Skagit County 63 San Juan County 69 The Canadian Islands 73 Snohomish County 75 Island County 77 King County 94 Pierce County 103 Thurston County 112 Mason County 117 Kitsap County 119 Jefferson County 131 6. Coastal land-use planning and regulation 139 Afterword 155 Appendix: Useful references 157 Index 162