In 1978, the U.S. Corps of Engineers (Corps) was directed to develop a Lakeshore Management Plan, now referred to as a Shoreline Management Plan, to address policies pertaining to private development and use of Corps owned property. In 1981, the plan was completed and implemented as guidance for the management and protection of Coralville Lake's environment while still allowing balanced use of the shoreline. The plan also outlines conditions and restrictions of private use. Private use involves the placing of private recreational structures such as boat docks. pathways, or pursuing particular activities on Corps property (i.e. mowing) that are usually limited to the individual and not available to the general public. The Shoreline Management Plan for Coralville Lake is one component of the Coralville Lake Master Plan.