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What is the study area for the plan?


The study area for Washington’s Marine Spatial Plan is approximately 7,700 square miles and includes:

  • Washington’s marine waters along the Pacific Ocean from Cape Flattery south to Cape Disappointment and from ordinary high water out to offshore areas.
  • The estuaries along the coast such as Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay.
  • A distance offshore that follows the continental shelf/slope contours at a water depth of 700 fathoms.

Planning Area

For background information on the study area selection, see the SEPA scoping document.


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