Protecting the land
The scenic shores of the Priest Rapids Project are a treasure for all, from those who visit for a few hours to those spending a lifetime living and playing on the shoreline. It is our responsibility to protect the quality of the land, shorelines and river for all to enjoy.
Using Grant PUD property
Grant PUD can allow certain long-term uses of its fee-owned property, such as operation of commercial marinas, public docks, and irrigation withdrawal systems. We also allow special uses of our property, such as festivals, farmer’s markets, fishing derbies, and large group gatherings. More information about allowable uses can be found in Grant PUD’s Shoreline Management Procedures and Standards Manual. Land-use and special-use applications are available at the links below.
Priest Rapids Project License
We are proud of the trust the public, agencies and tribal stakeholders have placed in us to manage the lands and waters of the Priest Rapids Project. Our record of meeting the obligations of these stakeholders is reflected in the following documents:
PRIEST RAPIDS PROJECT LICENSE (FERC License)
In 2008, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a new 44-year license for continued operation of the Project.
FINAL 401 WATER QUALITY CERTIFICATION
Section 401 of the Federal Clean Water Act is issued by the Washington State Department of Ecology. The certification proposes ways for Grant PUD to comply with state water-quality standards and other regulations protecting the environment.
Our neighbors are important to us. Grant PUD owns land adjacent to several local communities, including Crescent Bar, Desert Aire, Sunland Estates, and Vantage. We work closely with the residents of these communities on appropriate uses and management of Grant PUD property. Public Recreation Development Plans were developed for each community to ensure that we fulfill our public recreation and resource-conservation responsibilities, while considering our neighbors.
RECREATION RESOURCE STUDIES RRMP UPDATE
The Recreation Resource Management Plan manages our involvement, role and responsibilities in Priest Rapids Project recreation resources over the term of the license.
SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PLAN
The Shoreline Management Plan identifies our plans to protect the scenic quality of the mid-Columbia River. The plan directs land use and activities within the Priest Rapids Project Boundary.
PROCEDURES & STANDARDS FOR SHORELINE MANAGEMENT
The Procedures & Standards Manual for Shoreline Management’s goals are to provide detailed procedures and criteria to implement the Shoreline Management Plan and regulate activities within the Priest Rapids Project’s boundaries.
Grant PUD’s Resolution
We want to hear your thoughts on the shoreline communities within the Priest Rapids Project. For general questions submit a message in the form and our Lands Department will respond.
To report an issue on our shoreline, click here.