The City of Ocean Shores Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants in the south
central areas of the City in August. Work will be conducted from Ocean Lake Way to
Cape Alava Street on August 13 th and 14 th and from Cape Alava St. SE to Cakesosta
Street SE on August 27 th and 28 th . 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: August 8, 2019


2019 Roadside Vegetation Control

Ocean Shores, WA – May 06, 2019 – The City of Ocean Shores has contracted with
Woodland Resources Services, Inc, a licensed commercial applicator, to facilitate the
annual roadside herbicide treatment. Work activities are scheduled to begin the week
of May 20, 2019. The work is weather dependent and as a result is subject to change.
The objective of annual application is to preserve a vegetation free strip of gravel
shoulder adjacent to the pavement consistent with the WSDOT Integrated Roadside
Vegetation Management Plan.
In 2018, the City initiated a process for provide property owners the opportunity to
maintain the City right of way in lieu of herbicide application. If you would prefer to
maintain the City right of way as an alternative to having herbicide placed at the edge of
pavement, please complete the form posted at or contact John
Wagner at (360) 289-2824 to obtain a copy of the agreement. Completed agreement
forms can be emailed to or delivered to the Permit Office located
at 801 Minard Avenue NW. Forms must be received by noon on May 17, 2019 to
ensure staff has enough time to place markings at the subject property.

Thousands of people rely on safe and affordable public transportation to access basic services that allow them to live independently, maintain their health, reduce isolation, and remain active. In Grays Harbor County, taking public transportation is a necessity for seniors, people with disabilities and other at-risk individuals in order to get to work, and/or get to and from necessary medical services and healthcare needs. If you, or someone you know, is in need of reliable, affordable transportation, we can help. Call (360) 735-5733 or visit to learn about transportation options available.

Crystal L. Dingler, Mayor

City of Ocean Shores

PO Box 909

Ocean Shores, WA  98569

t (360)289-3099 x106

c (360) 581-5386

2019 Pavement Preservation
Various Locations

August 1, 2019 – The City of Ocean Shores in conjunction with Rognlin’s Inc. will begin pavement
preservation activities the week of August 5, 2019. Work will be conducted Monday through Friday,
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and is planned to continue through mid-September.
Work is scheduled at the following locations:
1. 838 Bayview Court 12. 479 Sportsmen St SW
2. 543 Mt Olympus Ave 13. 1188 Ocean Shores Blvd SW
3. 509 Canal Drive SE 14. Ocean Shores Blvd SW: north of Inglewood Court SW
4. 279 Canal Drive SE 15. 560 Marine View Drive SW
5. 366 Ponderosa Loop NE 16. Ocean Shores Blvd SW at Marine View Drive
6. 580 Weatherwax Drive NW 17. Ocean Shores Blvd SW at Zenita Court
7. 609 Weatherwax Drive NE 18. SW Intersection of Taurus Blvd and Ocean Shores Blvd SW
8. 617 Weatherwax Drive NW 19. NW Intersection of Taurus Blvd and Ocean Shores Blvd SW
9. 199 Wishkah Street NW 20. 100 Ocean Shores Boulevard SW
10. N Razor Clam at Cockle St 21. 195 Ocean Lake Way SW
11. 405 Storm King Ave 22. SE Intersection of Ocean Shores Blvd NW and Pacific Blvd NW
23. Ocean Shores Boulevard: Ensign Ave NW to Sportsmen St SW
– crack sealing

Each location will be fully or partially closed to traffic with flaggers and/or traffic control devices to
safely route traffic during the closures.
In general, the contractor will begin work with Location 1 and proceed down the list until the
excavation work is complete. Once all of the excavation work is complete the contractor will return
and cap the repairs with hot mix asphalt patches.
We appreciate your continued patience as we work to improve the City’s infrastructure. For your
safety, please stay alert, watch for lane/channelization changes, and obey all construction signs and
flagging personnel.

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.