Scheduled Road Closure
Canal Drive Between Ocean Lake Way and Mt. Olympus Ave.
October 20, 2018; 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Ocean Shores, WA – October 11, 2018 – The City
of Ocean Shores in conjunction with Rognlin’s Inc.
has been conducting pavement repairs throughout
the City since October 1, 2018. The purpose of the
work is to address various pavement failures at 25
sites located throughout the City. As of October 11,
a total of 13 sites have been repaired. The majority
of the failures are a result of wood debris in the
subgrade. The largest tree section found to date
measured approximately 45-feet in length. The
majority of the repair work has been conducted with
minimal impact to traveling motorists, as each site
has typically resulted in closures of 4 hours or less.
One site in particular is anticipated to impact
motorists more than the others. To minimize the
risk to public safety, the City has scheduled a short
term closure of Canal Drive between Ocean Lake Way and Mount Olympus Avenue on
Saturday, October 20, 2018. The closure is planned to start at 7:00 AM and is planned
to end at 3:00 PM. As a result of this closure, motorists will need to use Mount Olympus
Avenue, Discovery Avenue, and Pt. Brown Avenue to bypass the work zone.
It is important to note that paving activities are tentatively scheduled for the week of
October 22, 2018, which will result in additional minor impacts at all of the repair
locations. Given the weather dependent nature of paving, the schedule may need to be
adjusted to accommodate the weather.
For more information on this project, please visit the City’s website at
Questions and comments regarding this project can be directed to Nick Bird at (360)
940-7542 or

2018 Pavement Repair Project
Paving Activities –
Various Locations
October 20, 2018; 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
October 18, 2018 – Asphalt Pavement is scheduled to be placed beginning at 7:00 AM at the following pavement repair locations on Saturday, October 20, 2018:
1.E. Ocean Shores Blvd SW at intersection with Trade Wind Avenue
2.Storm King Way SW near 1384 Storm King Way
3.Fairwood Dr. SW near 1131 Fairwood Dr.
4.Greenview Ave. SW near 1095 Greenview Ave.
5.Jetty View Drive SW 200 feet north of Marine View Drive
6.S. Razor Clam Drive SW near 179 S. Razor Clam Dr.
7.S. Razor Clam Drive SW near 212 S. Razor Clam Dr.
8.N. Razor Clam Drive SW near 155 N. Razor Clam Dr.
9.N. Razor Clam Drive SW near 189 N. Razor Clam Dr.
10.N. Razor Clam Drive SW near 184 N. Razor Clam Dr.
11.J.K. Lewis Street NEwest of ACE Hardware Driveway
12.Woodland Loop NE at intersection with Weatherwax Loop
13.Canal Drive SE 40 feet north of Elementary School entrance
14.Canal Drive SE adjacent to the Public Works Facility
15.Dolphin Ave NE near 381 Dolphin Ave
16.Dolphin Ave NE Near 364 Dolphin Ave.
Each location is expected to be closed to traffic
for approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. The paving team
will start at location number 1 and proceed down the list until the work is complete, the asphalt plant stops production, or the lack of daylight inhibits activities. As a result of this work, the
planned closure of Canal Drive may need to be extended slightly to accommodate paving activities. Knowing that wet weather is just around the corner, if the team has additional time, additional
locations will be incorporated into the work on Saturday. Any paving work associated with this project that is not completed on Saturday is planned to be completed Monday October 22, 2018.
For more information on this project, please visit the City’s website at Questions and comments regarding this project can be directed to Nick Bird at (360) 940 -7542

Grays Harbor County
Fire Danger:  LOW 
Remarks: Effective 10/2/2018 the fire danger for Grays Harbor is Low. If you have questions or would like to obtain a DNR burning permit for silvicultural burning West of the Wynoochee River and North of the Chehalis River, please call Olympic Region DNR at 360-374-2800. For the remainder of Grays Harbor County contact the Pacific Cascade Region Office at 360-577-2025. For land clearing and residential backyard burning, please contact Olympic Region Clean Air Agency at 1-800-422-5623 for burning regulations. Fireworks and incendiary devices such as exploding targets, sky lanterns or tracer ammunition are always illegal on all DNR protected lands, which includes unimproved private property.
DNR Region
Office Address: Olympic Region
411 Tillicum Lane
Forks WA 98331-9271
Phone: (360) 374-6131


The City of Ocean Shores Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants in the south western areas of the City in October.  Work will be conducted in the vicinity of Pt. Brown Ave. and Wawona St. from S. Razor Clam Dr. to Discovery Ave. on October 11th and 12th and from Butterclam St. SW to Marine View Drive on October 25th and 26th. It is common for flushing activities to stir up sediment in the water lines surrounding the work areas. We recommend that you do not use hot water during the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM on the days shown above. If you experience discoloration of your water, please run the COLD water tap for a few minutes until it clears. If you must use hot water during flushing operations, we strongly recommend flushing your hot water tank after our operations are complete.

A map of the work area can be viewed at If you have any questions or require additional information please contact us by phone at 289-4210 or email at

Advertisement date: October 4, 2018

WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Oct. 25

OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a four-day opening beginning Oct. 25.

State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon.

The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates, and evening low tides:

  • Oct. 25, Thursday, 7:55 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Oct. 26, Friday, 8:36 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Oct. 27, Saturday, 9:19 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Oct. 28, Sunday, 10:08 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results.

Diggers want to be sure to come prepared with good lighting devices and always keep an eye on the surf, particularly in the fall when the best low tides come after dark, he added.

WDFW has tentatively scheduled another dig for Nov. 8-11, pending results of future toxin tests. More information on planned digs can be found on WDFW’s razor clam webpage at

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2018-19 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at and from license vendors around the state.

Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.

Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email ( For more information, see

Tentative dig dates 

Nov. 8, Thursday, 6:57 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Nov. 9, Friday, 7:36 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis

Nov. 10, Saturday, 8:15 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Nov. 11, Sunday, 8:56 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis

Nov. 22, Thursday, 5:55 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis

Nov. 23, Friday, 6:36 p.m.; -1.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Nov. 24, Saturday, 7:20 p.m.; -1.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks

Nov. 25, Sunday, 8:05 p.m.; -1.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dec. 6, Thursday, 6:01 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis

Dec. 7, Friday, 6:40 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dec. 8, Saturday, 7:16 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis

Dec. 9, Sunday, 7:53 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dec. 20, Thursday, 4:51 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dec. 21, Friday, 5:35 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis

Dec. 22, Saturday, 6:20 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dec. 23, Sunday, 7:05 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis

Tsunami Information:

Southwest Washington Tsunami Inundation Hazard Maps
Newly Published: Southwest Washington Tsunami Inundation Hazard Maps

Washington State DNR released new Tsunami Inundation Hazard Maps for Southwest Washington on Monday, March 26th, 2018. These maps are a bit different than previous tsunami inundation mapping. Previous inundation mapping was based upon the last Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake from 1700 AD. This new study and modeling is based upon a simulated 2500 year event, from a magnitude 9.0 earthquake. This event produces a farther reaching tsunami inundation scenario.
Although the 2500 year event brings more tsunami inundation, the response from all people along the coast is the same.
Once you feel the earthquake, DROP, COVER and HOLD ON until the ground shaking stops and then move to high ground immediately, whether it is a multi-story home, business, tower, or up a hillside. DO NOT attempt to run from the interior of a building during the earthquake as it increases your chances for injury. Always wait until the ground stops shaking. Remember, there WILL be aftershocks. DO NOT leave your place of safe haven unless someone in authority tells you it is ok to leave. You should stay in place for at least 2 full tidal cycles. (nearly 24 hours)

** Aftershocks may produce additional tsunami waves in coastal areas

The first tsunami waves (a minimum of 4 are expected) will arrive within 15-25 minutes following the quake.

Wave heights along the beaches will vary depending on the bathymetry of the coastline however the amount and level of inundation is our greatest concern. WA State DNR provided Grays Harbor Emergency Management some approximate inundation depths for this 2500 year event for our coastal areas.
Ocean City:
Screamin’ Eagle Campground: 45.1 ft.
Ocean Shores:
Spinnaker Park: 28.5 ft.
Bill’s Spitt (Peninsula Ct SE): 4.7 ft.
Elks Lodge: 21.1 ft.
Point Brown Ave at E Chance a La Mer NE roundabout: 27.2 ft.
Westport Viewing Tower: 12.5 ft.
W Ocean Ave roundabout: 18.4 ft.
Westport City Park: 6.5 ft.
Beachcomber Grocery and Deli: 26.2 ft.
Security State Bank: 22.2 ft.
Areas of deepest on-land inundation
North Jetty (Ocean Shores): 67 ft.
Damon Point (Ocean Shores): 61 ft.
Ocean City: 57 ft.

This is a model of a predicted event. There is a possible difference of +/- 30% to 40%, of the values in this study. Mankind has never been able to predict the timing of an occurrence, size of the earthquake or devastation caused by an earthquake and the possible resulting tsunami.
The modeling takes into account mean high tide and subsidence (4-6 feet). If we are at low tide when the tsunami arrive, the event will have a reduced impact, however, if we are at higher tides (King Tides, Higher Astronomical Tides), the event could have a greater impact.
For a large earthquake and tsunami event, such as this modeled event, there is the possibility of PREQUAKES, the main 9.0 Earthquake and hundreds of AFTERSHOCKS, some potentially capable of producing additional tsunami waves.
Your actions are exactly the same for any felt earthquake along the coast – MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND! The earthquake DOES NOT have to reach a magnitude 9.0 to produce a tsunami.