Mile 233 Report

April 25, 2015
by GWshark

Location:
Lincoln
Boiler Bay, Rabbit Rock, Fogarty Creek SP
Conditions:
Saturday
Cloudy
50° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
0.4 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
10
Activities:
Walking / Running:
10
Rockhunting:
6
Tidepooling:
4
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
4
Activity Comments:
People were generally walking on the beach area with several collecting agates.
Notable Wildlife:
Observed 7 sea stars. All appeared healthy. One was about half the size of the other six so was obviously younger. Number of stars has been greatly diminished from previous years.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Beach was amazingly clean with return of sand
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
In February observed that the sand had been pretty much eroded off the beach. Very little sand then. On this day the beach has returned to previous depth.
Summary:
Fogarty Creek Beach appeared to be in good shape with return of the sand. Waiting to see if Sea Stars return to previous numbers. Had a funnel cloud develop around 0930 before skies cleared. Attaching photos of funnel, observed sea stars, beach comparison from Feb. to this day, and sea star wasting photos taken in 2014.
  • A funnel cloud approaching that possibly was a water spout. Observed some water disturbance though did not see it connect to water.
    A funnel cloud approaching that possibly was a water spout. Observed some water disturbance though did not see it connect to water.
    Fogarty Creek State Park
    April 25, 2015
  • The impact of winter storms has denuded the Beach At Fogarty Creek
    The impact of winter storms has denuded the Beach At Fogarty Creek
    Fogarty Creek state Park
    April 25, 2015
  • Appears that recent storms have brought the sand back.
    Appears that recent storms have brought the sand back.
    Fogarty Creek state Park
    April 25, 2015
  • Photo of some of the sea stars observed on this date
    Photo of some of the sea stars observed on this date
    Fogarty Creek state Park
    April 25, 2015
  • Photo taken of sea star with the disease
    Photo taken of sea star with the disease
    Fogarty Creek state Park
    November 30, 2013
Other Mile 233 Reports (19)

2015

December 24, 2015 - [email protected]
A lot of tsunami debris on beach. Very little beach even at zero tide.
May 10, 2015 - [email protected]
Lots of agate hunters for this minus tide event (-0.34 at 11:40 a.m.) on Mother's Day. A few children (4) a few dogs (3) no major issues, little trash, gray whales visible just beyond surf zone.

2014

June 16, 2014 - [email protected]
20 people were on Fogarty Beach, most agate hunting.2 well behaved dogs on beach. All but 2 of the people were adults. No wildlife issues except that starfish have virtually disappeared from the...
  • Fogarty Creek State Park on a minus 2 tide
January 6, 2014 - [email protected]
There has been a major wash-up of gumboot chitons on this mile, which has been reported.
  • Hundreds of gumboot chitons have washed up dead in the drift line

2013

May 25, 2013 - [email protected]
No problems noted; no tsunami debris noted on 5/25/2013.On June 2nd I went back to the beach and saw 9 hand-hewn-looking wooden posts and one aquaculture rack. Reported to tsunami team and worked...
  • June 2, 2013also see http://www.oregonbeachcomber.com/p/report-debris.html

2010

June 24, 2010 - [email protected]
"Emergency" riprap below Surfrider Motel still in place.  Upper layer of bluff being eroded by wave erosion and groundwater.  Illegal camping reported to State Parks.
January 10, 2010 - [email protected]
This report only covers the Boiler Bay section of my mile. Due to deteriorating weather and darkness I was unable to walk the Fogarty Creek section. A fairly large sneaker wave would come ashore...

2009

July 20, 2009 - [email protected]
Very quiet, ie small number of people, probably due in part to the heavy fog. Only dog on beach was not on a leash (Fogarty Creek). More seaweed than usual in the driftline.
February 4, 2009 - [email protected]
Beautiful day (for February). Had it been a weekend I am sure there would have been many more people on the beach.

2008

October 15, 2008 - [email protected]
Very quiet day. No cars at Boiler Bay trailhead. Only one car in North Forgarty Creek Park parking lot and one car in the South Fogarty Creek parking lot. Very little drift, other than kelp, on...
July 4, 2008 - [email protected]
Inclement weather probably reduced the number of people. One of the lowest tides of the year.
March 19, 2008 - [email protected]
Very quiet on the beach. Unable to actually get down into Boiler Bay due to high tide so had to observe from Boiler Bay Park. No cars or people at Boiler Bay "trail". Sand level still high on...
January 20, 2008 - [email protected]
Cold day with high storm surge. Wave runup at least 2+ hours after high tide (High tide in Newport was at 9:44 that day, a 9.8 tide was very high on the beach.
  • Looking N. to bluff under Surfrider Motel
January 20, 2008 - [email protected]
Fogarty Creek was relatively quiet. Boiler Bay was very "busy", ie over 60 people; 45 of which were students from Lane Community College taking part in a field trip.

2007

November 25, 2007 - [email protected]
photos of highest tide of the year at Fishing Rock Headland looking south
  • Fishing Rock Headland looking south
August 15, 2007 - [email protected]
Boiler Bay *very* quiet, ie only 3 people (other 37 on Fogarty Creek beach). Beautiful day, calm seas, no wind.
June 18, 2007 - [email protected]
Both Boiler Bay and Fogarty Creek beach were relatively quiet, i.e. few people/dogs etc. No dead wildlife. Calm seas and almost no wind made for a very enjoyable walk.
May 14, 2007 - [email protected]
Bluff face at N. end of Fogarty Creek State Park Beach (mile 234) continues to erode and another house will be moved back.No state park campground will go in here.Black oyster catcher survey work on-...
  • Time series of photos available that showprogression from when columns were poured into the bank (back from the cliff) and from when it became exposed
March 16, 2007 - [email protected]
Boiler Bay was very quiet. When we arrived there were no cars in the small parking lot at the trailhead that leads down into Boiler Bay. About half an hour after descending down onto the Bay's rocky...