Map reaches and document rationale

In some cases, the classification provides appropriate reach breaks. Generally, however, further splitting or lumping is necessary. Divide the shoreline jurisdiction into management reaches based on localized processes and land use. Document the rationale, this will aid in preparing the summary of ecological functions. These reaches can be considered preliminary environment designation boundaries.

If existing reports or analyses identify reaches, adopt or modify them as appropriate for shoreline management. Overlay waterbodies, land use, and aerial photos on a topographic map or digital elevation model. (Coastal Atlas)

Consider the following in determining location of reach.

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