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Illustration showing the protected shoreland within 250 feet of the reference line of a lake, measured horizontally.

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Is the proposed project located within the protected shoreland?

The protected shoreland are those lands located within 250 feet of the reference line of public waters; this 250 feet is measured from the reference line horizontally as measured from a bird’s eye view (see diagram above). Public waters include: 

  • Lakes, ponds and impoundments greater than 10 acres; 
  • Year-round flowing waters (streams and rivers) of fourth order or higher
  • Designated rivers and river segments; and 
  • Coastal waters, being all waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tide, including the Great Bay Estuary and associated tidal rivers, tidal marshes, rivers, and estuaries.