This report was funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with funds appropriated for the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of NOAA or any of its sub-agencies.

The authors would like to acknowledge the development input and technical review provided on this website by Hugh Shipman, Douglas Canning, and Tim Gates with the Department of Ecology. We would also like to individually acknowledge Hugh Shipman, whose experience with Puget Sound geology and drainage problems along coastal slopes brought clarity and wit to the development of this publication.

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The contents of this website are for general information and applications only and should not be construed as a substitute for site specific design and installation recommendations from professionals expert in geotechnical and civil/drainage engineering practices. Accordingly, Washington Department of Ecology and the preparers of this manual make no representation or warranty of any kind, whether expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or utility of any information, apparatus, product, material, or technique presented in this online document and assume no liability.

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Original Booklet Development: Myers Biodynamics with Lorilla Engineering
Illustrations: Devin Johnson
Web banner photo: Hugh Shipman
Contract Officer: Hugh Shipman
Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program
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The recommended bibliographic citation for this website is: Myers, Rian D, Michele Lorilla, and Jane N. Myers. 1995. Surface Water and Groundwater on Coastal Bluffs: A Guide for Puget Sound Property Owners. Shorelands and Water Resources Program, Washington Department of Ecology. Publication 95-107.

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