Mile 340 Dispatch

January 19, 2019
by Merce and Michael

Location:
Clatsop
South Jetty Columbia River, Fort Stevens SP
Conditions:
Saturday 10:15 AM
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Vehicles:
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Summary:

King tide photos taken at a few locations (note photo captions).

  • (Reference photograph) Fort Stevens State Park, South Jetty. 1.13.19. Tide +3.1'.
    January 13, 2019
  • 1.19.19. Fort Stevens State Park, south jetty. King tide +8.3'.
    January 19, 2019
  • 1.19.19. Fort Stevens State Park, south jetty. King tide +8.3'.
    January 19, 2019
  • 1.20.19. Fort Stevens State Park, south jetty. King tide +8.56'.
    January 20, 2019
  • (Reference photograph) Columbia River by the Hammond boat basin, 1.25.19. Tide +2.12'.
    January 25, 2019
  • 1.20.19. Columbia River by the Hammond boat basin. King tide + 8.56'.
    January 20, 2019
Other Mile 340 Reports (13)

2019

July 1, 2019 - Merce and Michael
Lots of Grey Whales spouting, as seen from the tower at Parking Lot C. Apparently some were there the night before, too.
May 15, 2019 - edjoyce
All looks about the same.  Much marine debris including plastic bottles, shoes, large hunks of mfg. wood, shell casings and much more.
  • Looking NE from inside the Columbia River South Jetty.
  • Looking west toward Columbia River South Jetty
March 12, 2019 - edjoyce
Not much going on.  No new apparently erosional issues.  Except for some tire tracks little evidence of human activity.  As always, I cleaned the beach as I walked.
  • Photo taken from So. Jetty looking NE
  • Photo taken from about 100 yards from So. Jetty looking NE
  • Photo taken from about 100 yards from So. Jetty looking NE
  • Photo taken from about 200 yards from So. Jetty looking NE
  • Photo taken approx. 1 mile from So. Jetty looking east.
  • Photo looking west taken approx 100 yds. from So. Jetty

2018

December 22, 2018 - Merce and Michael
King Tide Photos, December 2018
September 3, 2018 - edjoyce
  • Looking west toward So. Jetty
  • Looking toward Washington across river.
June 22, 2018 - edjoyce
Vehicles have obviously been entering an area closed for nesting birds that extends from the So. Jetty for approx. 1 miles.  I left a message for the ranger alerting him of the issue.
  • Illegal entry
  • Looking toward estuary.
April 7, 2018 - edjoyce
Nothing unusual
  • No changes
February 28, 2018 - edjoyce
Dead harbor seal (see photo)
  • Dead harbor seal.
January 27, 2018 - edjoyce
Nothing special.

2017

December 26, 2017 - edjoyce
Significant eroision of dunes --  See Pictures.
  • Pyrosomes
  • Dune erosion
  • Dune Erosion
October 5, 2017 - edjoyce
No pictures of dead crabs at shoreline.
June 20, 2017 - edjoyce
  • South jetty looking west.
  • Eagle with So. Jetty.

2015

February 28, 2015 - daveincamas
This was actually taken up the Columbia at the Julia Butler Hansen NWR but I thought it would be of interest to folks here.There were hundreds of sea lions in the river. I believe they were following...
  • Go to https://www.facebook.com/RefugeStewards/videos and watch the videos in order (1, 2, 3) to watch them swim up the river.