Mile 337 Report

March 21, 2020
by Lisa Heigh

Location:
Clatsop
Clatsop Spit, Swash Lake, Fort Stevens SP
Conditions:
Saturday 3:30 PM
Cloudy
55° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the W
Tide Level:
1.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
4
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
4
Concerns:
Fire
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
4
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
1
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
minimal waste on driftline today. Tide going out from a 8.1 high (` 11:24 am ) to .1 low (at 6 pm.)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Evidence of wave overtopping
Lots of wood on the beach and over topping of dunes from wave surge / high tides. Lots of new sand on dune front.
Comments:
Summary:

Primary difference from last visit: because of winter high tides and storm surge there was considerable over topping of the dunes and lots of wood on the beach , much of it with a diameter over 14".  

 

This week was the beginning of the Covid -19 social distancing response. The beach parking lot was still open but soon to be closed in a couple/few days.  

Other Mile 337 Reports (7)

2020

January 4, 2020 - Lisa Heigh
Lots of large pieces of woody debris. However, it appears human removal of wood is common.There was enough trash to take some time and collect the larger pieces. 

2017

October 26, 2017 - jtravers
There were nine people and one dog on this mile.  Most were walking or sitting.  

2013

July 9, 2013 - clatsop
New signs on bluffs for parking lot identification - nice. Very little litter, plastic. One pair of tennis shoes. Again, cleaner beach than in past. Much more activity down around Peter Iredale.
March 25, 2013 - clatsop
Clean beach--impressive

2009

October 5, 2009 - coastielu
A gorgeous fall day on the north coast. Two surfers were enjoying the light swell, and two people were walking south. Trash was primarily plastic bottles and plastic bits and pieces. There was a...
September 28, 2009 - coastielu
Four groups of two people were spotted walking the beach. One group had a very large dog, another had two small dogs. We found a dead shark, about five feet long, light grey in color. It was lying...

2007

April 22, 2007 - harris
Nothing unusual.