Public Notice: Dayton Pond Intake Facility Weir Repair - Shoreline Conditional Use Permit and Shoreline Substantial Development Permit


Dayton Pond Intake Facility Weir Repair - Shoreline Conditional Use Permit and Shoreline Substantial Development Permit

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Dayton received an application for a combined Shoreline Conditional Use Permit and Shoreline Substantial Development Permit to allow the Dayton Pond Intake Facility Weir Repair project. The application was submitted by Ryan Eldridge, P.E. (WCE Inc), 3813 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho 83703, on behalf of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  The city determined the application was complete as of March 9, 2023.

Proposal Description: Repair the current weir and install a new Obermeyer Weir on the Touchet River, within a parcel owned by the City of Dayton (Columbia County Parcel no. 264771). The current weir has experienced erosion during high flows and is now undermined, causing concerns for stability of the structure and safety concerns for the public. The proposed work will stabilize the existing structure and riverbed both upstream and downstream. The installation of the new Obermeyer Weir will maintain the river channel.

Proposal Location: No address; the proposal site is located in the Touchet River (Hydrologic Unit Code 170701020308) east of the terminus of S Cottonwood St. in Dayton, west of the USACE levee, and situated in Section 30, Township 10 N, Range 39 E, W.M.  Geo ID: 1160200350000. Full legal descriptions are on-file with the City of Dayton and available upon request; the parcels are within Rainwater and Mustard, Tax 35 (Rock Hill).  The weir is located on Columbia County parcel no. 264771. Other potentially affected parcels are nos. 264569, 264768, 264773, 275544. 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the City’s Hearing Examiner will conduct an OPEN RECORD PUBLIC HEARING on the matter which will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. at City Hall, 111 S. 1st Street, Dayton, WA and virtually via Zoom. To join the Zoom meeting, go to and use Meeting ID: 893 6732 6023. Contact the City Clerk – Treasurer at the address below for a copy of the staff report, available five days prior to the hearing.  In accordance with DMC 19-04.060, the Hearing Examiner will submit their written report no later than 14 days following conclusion of the hearing; the Hearing Examiner may recommend that the Shoreline Conditional Use Permit be approved, conditionally approved pending changes or additions, or disapproved. After the Hearing Examiner has approved the permits, the City will file the permit with the Department of Ecology for Ecology’s approval, approval with conditions, or denial.

Information may be reviewed, or copies obtained by contacting Debra Hays, City Clerk -Treasurer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Written comments may be mailed or hand delivered to 111 S. 1st Street, Dayton, WA 99328, and must be received no later than Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. to be included in the staff report. Comments received thereafter will be read into the record at the hearing. Any person may comment on the application, receive notice of and participate in any hearings, and request a copy of the decision once made.

Last modified onMarch 29, 2023