Mile 339 Report
June 16, 2021
Other Mile 339 Reports (58)
November 16, 2022 - edjoyceNothing unusual except for essentially no marine debris at all found.
October 19, 2022 - edjoyceNothing unusual.
August 10, 2022 - edjoyceNothing out of the ordinary. Dunes have taken on a typical summer profile being less steep than winter.
July 13, 2022 - edjoyceDunes taking on less steep summer profile.Observed a dead pup seal.
June 26, 2022 - edjoyceDunes/beach are taking on a more gentle slope due to less summer waves and storms.
May 18, 2022 - edjoyceAll looks about the same except for dunes being less steep. We could help quantify changes in beach/dune steepness via beach profiling techniques.
April 20, 2022 - edjoyceBeach still has a very wintery appearance with steep dunes and a relatively narrow beach.The flock of eagles was startling - I've never seen 10-12 eagles eating together before.
March 9, 2022 - edjoyceEverything looked normal - typical winter day on the beach except for the 3 eagles (see photo).
February 9, 2022 - edjoyceNothing unusual except for the eagle. (Note from CoastWatch volunteer - Before Ed walked his CW Mile, Myself and another CoastWatch volunteer joined him for the NOAA marine debris survey on the north...
January 12, 2022 - edjoyceLots of winter storm erosion - see photos.
December 15, 2021 - edjoyceAs the photos show, the tide was very high - not a good time to walk the mile. I was able to walk about 80% of the mile while viewing the remainder from a distance. On coming waves kept me from...
November 17, 2021 - edjoyceTypcial beach for this time of year. Dune erosion + more marine debris.
October 13, 2021 - edjoyceNothing noteworthy.
September 22, 2021 - edjoyceNothing unusual except for the 6 dead Common Murres. Dead murres have been reported all along the coast.
August 18, 2021 - edjoyceAll looked normal for a summer day.
July 14, 2021 - edjoyceAll looked normal.
June 16, 2021 - edjoyceEverything looked normal. The only thing unusual was the lack of marine debris. Typically, there's lots of plastic.Heavy-duty work continued on the So. Columbia River Jetty (see photo).
May 12, 2021 - edjoyceNothing unusual except for the lack of marine debris especially noticeable was the lack of plastics.
April 15, 2021 - edjoyceNothing unusual.
March 17, 2021 - edjoyceNothing unusual.
February 17, 2021 - edjoyceDune face angles are steep reflecting winter conditions. Nothing unusual to report.
December 16, 2020 - edjoyceVery little beach due to storm and high tide.
November 18, 2020 - edjoyceLots of erosion from last week's storm (see photos).
October 14, 2020 - edjoyceAll was normal for this time of year.
September 16, 2020 - edjoyceNothing much different than last month. Typical summer beach.
August 13, 2020 - edjoyceAll is well!
July 15, 2020 - edjoyceNothing unusual.
June 10, 2020 - edjoyceEverything looked stable and little change since last month.
May 20, 2020 - edjoyceMore plastics than usual.
March 11, 2020 - edjoyceEverything looked very similar to the last survey.
January 15, 2020 - edjoyceNothing unusual. Typical winter erosion of dunes.
December 18, 2019 - edjoyceExcept for dune erosion, everything looked normal.
November 20, 2019 - edjoyceEverything looked normal for this time of year.
October 23, 2019 - edjoyceAll looked about the same as last month.
October 2, 2019 - huiseeMore tire tracks than we have ever seen.
September 25, 2019 - edjoyceAll looked normal - very summery.
August 28, 2019 - edjoyceAll looked normal. Northing unusual.
July 31, 2019 - edjoyceEverything was normal - typical summer day - nothing unusual.
July 3, 2019 - edjoyceEverything was about the same as last report.
May 8, 2019 - edjoyceNothing significant to report.
February 19, 2019 - edjoyceWatch carried out at maximum King Tide. Nothing unusual to report. The beach has assumed a typical winter profile and dune erosion was evident (see attached photos). It was an unimpressive King...
January 21, 2019 - edjoyce
December 21, 2018 - edjoycePhotos taken at King Tide Max.
November 10, 2018 - edjoyce
October 6, 2018 - edjoyceAll was calm and relatively undisturbed.
September 3, 2018 - edjoyceNotice in photo that beach grasses are populating the foredune area. This is a summer phenomenon and does not occur in winter due to higher tides and storms.
August 30, 2018 - Merce and Michael5 dead Common Murres found on the beach below the high tide line. No evidence of oiling or bites. They all appeared to be adults based on size, but plumage doesn't vary much with age.
August 1, 2018 - edjoyceAll was quiet - nothing to report.
June 22, 2018 - edjoyceEverything was calm and a-ok.
May 11, 2018 - edjoyceAll was fine, however the dune shows signs of recent dune erosion.
April 23, 2018 - edjoyceEverything is just fine.
March 28, 2018 - edjoyceNot much going on. Very large plastic drum found on beach, contacted Ranger.
December 26, 2017 - edjoyceNothing unusual.
November 9, 2017 - edjoyceVery usual. See photos.
September 20, 2017 - edjoyceAll looks stable. See attached picture.
February 26, 2016 - srhoadsSurveyed some foreign debris on the South jetty (parking lot C) at Fort Stevens State Park. Found a brown bottle with the name Paolyta Co. The article (link below) mentions, "Four people in Taichung...
April 26, 2014 - McB's 339Collected a lot of tsunami debris... especially floats and water bottles with Asian character writing. Clams growing on floats. Not much wildlife due to windy rainy weather. Elk tracks in abundance...
January 16, 2007 - RKAdamsNice sunny day on beach; little car traffic, but lots of birds foraging. Plastic litter retrieved and removed.