Mile 199 Report

January 1, 2018
by seagazer

Location:
Lincoln
Beachside SP, Waconda Beach, Little Creek
Conditions:
Monday 11:00 AM
Sunny
54° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the W
Tide Level:
6.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
6
Dogs:
4
Activities:
Walking / Running:
6
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
1
Activity Comments:
Very light beach activity.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)
wood chips - maybe from a bulk carrier/barge off shore?
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of the beach face of a permitted sand filter system/tank repair/replacement (see attached images).
Comments:

No

Summary:
  • Wood chips on beach.
    Keys indicate different chip sizes strewn the length of the beach.
    All of Mile 199
    January 1, 2018
  • Subject log on beach1.
    Dec 5, 2017 pic of specific log on beach..
    Just north of Wakonda Beach Rd access.
    December 5, 2017
  • subject log on beach2
    Specific log on beach on Jan 1, 2018 compared to previous image of same log on Dec 5, 2017 showing amount and type of change in sand in that time.
    Just north of Wakonda Beach Rd access.
    January 1, 2018
  • Dear carcass in surf.
    Dear carcass in surf.
    Northern edge of Beachside State Park.
    January 1, 2018
  • Seagull feeding on crabs.
    Many crabs, some quite large and beached whole and aparently not yet fed on by predators.
    Just south of Little Creek.
    January 1, 2018
Other Mile 199 Reports (19)

2018

July 29, 2018 - bahngarten
Calm foggy morning. 1 person clamming in surf. Notable was 1 black winged carcass, probable cormorant sp. 30 sandpiper sp. flew N overhead. Some Dungeness crab molt (4-5" carapace), many mole crab...
July 13, 2018 - seagazer
The primary reason for this inspection is to see and record with photos of the completed beach bank armoring project first observed and chronicled in my report and dispatch filed in January of this...
  • subject property - google map view
  • wide view of subject armor from beach
  • full width of armoring project
  • two armoring styles
  • New concrete stairs
May 6, 2018 - bahngarten
Mod winds from SW on cloudy day. 13 people,2 dogs walking along beach.  Shells, pebbles, and some mole crab molt along high tide line.  Clean beach. Beachside campground 3/4 full. 
January 24, 2018 - seagazer
This dispatch is following up on a rip-rap project going on at the second house north of Little Creek/Big Stump Beach. Dump trucks are continuing to bring large rock to the site and the track hoe is...
  • Dump truck on beach, dump truck delivers boulders to to rip-rap site
  • Historic views of rip-rap wall.
  • rip-rap rock breaking, preparation to repair rip-rap bank protection
  • Placing broken backing rock, rip-rap bank preparation.
  • Truck dumps large boulders, supplying rock for rip-rap repair.
  • Dump trucks cross Little Creek.
January 22, 2018 - seagazer
This report is primarily an addendum to the report I filed for January 20th (and before) where a rip-rap project has resumed after it was previously halted by strong storm/extremely high and rough...
  • Temporarily improved beach access
  • site of rip-rap repair
  • Location of rip rap, shoreline armoring.
  • Breaking rock, rip-rap, coastal armoring.
  • Cleaned-off beach, surf-stripped beach, np beach debris.
  • beach access, access made passable, crushed rock access
  • dump trucks on beach, large rock, rip-rap delivered
  • dump trucks on beach
January 20, 2018 - seagazer
The following images identify activities of contractor activity accessing the beach and preparing for a permitted rip-rap project to the north. Also, changes to a septic system repair(?) with changes...
  • Beach access leveling.
  • Track hoe on beach.
  • Beach access cut at Wakonda Beach.
  • Surf moves large log.
  • Log deposited on bank removed by high surf.
  • Eroding embankment resulting from extreme surf and high tide.
  • Sand shifting on the beach side of a septic system repair.
  • rip-rap, boulders, errosion
  • Unknown fauna.

2017

June 4, 2017 - bahngarten
14 people enjoying a sunny warm almost cloudless day. Many adult live mole crabs digging in the sand to lay eggs at low tide.  High tide line all along this mile had large amounts of tiny mole crab...
March 31, 2017 - seagazer
On March 31, 2017 at 4:30, a dead sea lion washed ashore. It's head was mostly missing with no other observable injuries. The carcas rolled in the surf so all parts were mostly visible. Even parts of...

2016

December 18, 2016 - oceangoer
Beautiful day walking the beach. Only a couple other people walking this afternoon. Observed sea birds beyond the waves. Weather was calm and rain had stopped. Lots of trash at the tide line and in...
  • Beautiful sunset
March 25, 2016 - seagazer
It was a very nice day to be on the beach. This was most evident by the number of people on the beach and the variety of activities that they were doing from digging holes and writing in the sand,...
  • There were two similar large masses of rope in two locations on the beach. There are marine life attached to them.
  • Close-up of rope/attached life
  • Flat tire on rim
  • Unknown lifeforms attached to a tire/rim that was found mid-beach
  • More detail of attached life
  • One of two tiny crabs that fell off the tire/rim when I flipped it over.
  • This piece is about the size of a medium-sized kite. It is jammed up in the rocks.
  • Items not normally seen by this observer
  • Plastic items not normally seen on the beach by this observer
  • Combined images of plastic/foam fishing floats
  • One of two 4" plastic fishing floats and one 4" classic glass fishing float
  • Over the past few years, higher tides have been causing the decay of this embankment that was built over building demolition materials.
  • Stairs that have been virtually demolished in this fall's/winter's damaging storms/waves are being replaced
  • There are still smelly remnants of these all along the beach from low to high tide lines

2014

May 19, 2014 - seagazer
While watching the sunset, a round dark object camera into view out in the surf. There were two others at the surf edge watching it too. Soon it came in close enough to be drug up onto the beach. It...
  • What looks like a float that has barnacles on the bottom of it came ashore just north of Highway 101 mile marker 159

2013

December 31, 2013 - seagazer
It was a nice, mild and windless morning. Came down to take pictures of the King Tide but was surprised that it was so much lower than last night and the day before.About 3:15, I spotted the ATV on...
  • Three different lines of high tide described on the photo
  • Piece of wood cut - probably with a chain saw - likely harvesting material for woodworking.
  • This ATV was seen yesterday on the beach and went up and down the beach today at least a half-dozen times with different operators and riders.
  • Mole crabs in the drift line - keys to give sense of size.
  • dead bird in drift line - appears to be somewhat fresh considering how much meat is still on the bones
  • unidentified bird in drift line
  • seagulls feeding on crab at sunset
February 16, 2013 - seagazer
It has been a couple years since I have made a report on this mile. I have not been on the beach much. Today's visit was not complete but I hope that soon I can get back to making full reports. This...
  • Someone brought a dead puffin to the top of the Wakonda beach Rd access near where the beach cleanup bags are hung.
  • complete salp found at high water line.

2010

January 1, 2010 - seagazer
We wanted to see what effect high tide driven by storms was doing to the beach and adjacent embankment. Due to how high the water was coming up, we could not get onto the beach to walk our mile so we...
  • The waves are scouring down the surface of the beach
  • Looking south
  • Beach scouring - erosion

2009

November 28, 2009 - seagazer
We walked from the northern edge of Beachside State Park to Little Creek which we did not cross.Considering how nice the weather is today for a late November, there were not a lot of people/dogs on...
  • This is looking south from the same location as the pictures taken last December 30th and 31st of Wakonda Beach before and after the mass log landing.
  • This is looking north from the same location as the pictures taken last December 30th and 31st of Wakonda Beach before and after the mass log landing.
  • A dead seal washed ashore on or before 11/25 but now has washed up to the high-tide line near the embankment and is partially buried in the sand.
  • One of three dead sea gulls found on the mile.
  • Some parts of the embankment that seem to be well established have been sloughing off.
  • Increased sloughing of the embankment exposing fill material

2008

December 31, 2008 - seagazer
What we noticed was a small number of both humans and groups of birds who were mostly overflying the beach with few landing. We saw one group (40) of what looked like sanderlings (guess) running the...
  • This picture was taken looking north the day before 'the big log landing'. Night was falling so the camera tried to compensate for light so this is a rough image.
  • This picture was taken looking south from Wakonda Beach access.
  • This picture was taken looking north from the Wakonda Beach access road.
  • This picture was taken looking south from the Wakonda Beach access road.
  • A group of sanderlings feeding along the beach
December 30, 2008 - speelyei
Due to constraints, I had to do my mile at almost high tide. I saw 5 people including two small children, 2 dogs, and a lot of accumulated flotsam and jetsam. Some domestic plastic and glass...
  • approx 30" x 18", no visible appendages, but I didn't poke around much, either.
  • accumulation on tide line.  Compare with pictures from earlier reports.
  • Dead birds on mile 199, also at N end of mile
October 19, 2008 - speelyei
This morning was calm, clear, and clean, with very little beach activity of any kind. The beach was clean. I saw 3 dungeness crab shells, 40 Western Gulls, a single piece of bull kelp, and a very...
March 10, 2008 - speelyei
Quiet, uneventful morning on this windswept stretch of beach.
  • This is at the big stump looking North.  this photo gives a good representation of what most of this mile looks like.
  • Rip rap erosion control on Mile 199