Mile 37 Report

February 10, 2021
by iggydog

Location:
Curry
Beach north of Euchre Creek, south of Devils Backbone
Conditions:
Wednesday 5:30 PM
Sunny
50° F
Tide Level:
-0.9 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
1
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
none - just taking pictures of the sunset
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Species/names:
Looks like the victim of perhaps an eagle - the eagle seems to live here in the woods////1
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Wood pieces·Plastic pellets·Styrofoam
Not a lot of debris - easy to collect
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Newly exposed roots/trees falling·Erosion of vegetated foredune·Visible retreat of solid bluff·Evidence of wave overtopping
The foredune continues to be eroded - many rocks not visible in December are fully exposed
Comments:
Summary:

We have been consistently checking the erosion for the last two months - it continues now at a much slower pace than last month, but it's visible.  

  • Erosion of the fore dune is remarkable in these newly exposed rocks
    35414 Hwy 101
    February 9, 2021
  • Greatly shortened fore dune
    35414 Hwy 101
    February 9, 2021
Other Mile 37 Reports (9)

2018

July 3, 2018 - iggydog
Beach fairly clean - lots of beautiful at the shoreline.  Thirteen sea stars near the cave - fewer than five years ago, but more than last year.  Pelicans flying - seven!  Again, more than last year...

2017

August 16, 2017 - iggydog
  • Sunset 8/16/17
January 22, 2017 - iggydog
The beach is almost entirely clean - grey sand has been covered by brown sand.  Signs of high tide are present along the land line - many floated trees pushed back against the land - much of the sand...

2010

February 20, 2010 - iggydog
Concern for motorized vehicle on the beach - communicated concern to owner, who agreed to contact county officials re legality. More erosion of beach with loss of beach grass seen previous day - a...
January 23, 2010 - iggydog
My husband and I were the only humans on the beach - we walked and observed the boiling sea and lots of wood debris on the beach
  • Exposed rock with vegetation washout and much sand displaced
January 1, 2010 - iggydog
Cloudy day - lots of small pieces of wood on the beach - appeared to have been high tides and washing away of sand. Less plastic debris than at some times of the year.

2009

January 3, 2009 - iggydog
Quiet day on the beach - Euchre creek very wide at the mouth.

2007

September 3, 2007 - iggydog
Calm day - moderate tide - less than usual beach debris - only two people on the beach (counting reporter)- many otter tracks
June 8, 2007 - iggydog
The beach was very quiet today - the sand clearer of debris than in any recent month.Large dead seal above the mid-tide line