The Army Corps of Engineers will begin accepting applications this month for new private individual dock permits on Lake Wallula as allowed by the updated 2012 McNary Shoreline Management Plan.
Acceptance of new individual dock permit applications follows the Corps' effort to first accept new private community dock permit applications beginning in March.
The Corps has received three of those applications, which are for larger docks that serve two to four households along the shoreline.
The updated shoreline plan allows for a limited number of new private community or individual docks on the shoreline, but only in designated areas.
If more new private individual dock applications are received in July than the total number of remaining permits available, then a random lottery drawing will be held by the Corps in August.
The Corps recommends all dock permit applicants meet with a Corps representative to discuss application requirements and procedure.
Contact Ice Harbor Natural Resources Management at 509-543-6062 or McNarySMP@usace.army.mil.