Shoreline Management Manual

Rock Island and Rocky Reach hydroelectric projects are owned and operated by Chelan PUD under licenses from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The FERC licenses require Chelan PUD to manage multiple resources and uses of the lands within each hydroelectric dam reservoir area referred to as the Project Boundary. The Project Boundary includes lands along both Chelan and Douglas county shorelines. These lands are managed for recreation, fish, cultural and wildlife resources.

Chelan PUD has shoreline manuals to help define how Chelan PUD manages shorelines under the FERC license. The plans outline Chelan PUD’s review and participation in the permitting process for land uses along the shoreline of the Project Boundary. Many shoreline and land uses within the project boundaries require Chelan PUD and/or FERC approval prior to construction.

Rocky Reach and Rock Island hydroelectric project Shoreline Managment Manuals contain the following:

  • A description of the Project Boundary.
  • A discussion of Chelan PUD’s regulatory and management responsibilities.
  • A discussion of Chelan PUD’s shoreline management goals and objectives.
  • Descriptions of resources relevant to shoreline management planning.
  • Definitions of shoreline management designations and maps.
  • A description of evaluation processes for land use and permitting requests and Chelan PUD’s role in that process.
Rocky Reach Shoreline Management Manual

Rock Island Shoreline Management Manual

The Rocky Reach and Rock Island Shoreline Management Manuals were revised in December 2023.  These revisions include:

Title: Updated title from Land Management Plan to Shoreline Management Manual to reflect the purpose of the document.

Section 6: Summarized to make the document more succinct.

Questions about Chelan PUD’s Shoreline Management Manuals can be directed to: