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Mile 147 looked clean with the build up of blowing summer sands.  The fordune was continuous with the beach as the sand had accumulated in front of the fordune making a ramp to the top.  Same with the Jetty rock and the old road leading to the foredune. The Sparrow Park rd. leading to the beach has had some improvement to the giant water hole that a vehicle must cross before reaching the beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 80 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SE. Tide Level: 7.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 3. Other Activities: 4 wheel vehicles. Driving along the beach.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 2. ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Pelicans in great numbers skimming along the waves. 9 Sea Lions near the Jetty

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 5. 4 Cormorants and one hawk

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Picked up one large garbage bag full of trash. Most trash buried under the sand blown in over the summer months.

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All Mile 147 Reports

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Mile 147

June 6, 2023

Mile 147 exhibited a lot of sand being deposited against the bluff and jetty.

Lyndell

Mile 147

September 13, 2022

Beach appeared to be normal.

Lyndell

Mile 147

February 10, 2022

Miles 141-147 did not have any die offs or concentrations of dead marine or invertebrate animals.

Lyndell

Mile 147

April 27, 2021

Beach did not display any abnormalities as far as erosion or die offs of sealife.

Lyndell

Mile 147

September 28, 2020

Mile 147 looked clean with the build up of blowing summer sands.

Lyndell

Mile 147

December 16, 2019

Coastline along Mile 147 and the preceding Mile 144-146 were clean of major garbage and trash.

Lyndell

Mile 147

November 16, 2018

Lyndell

Mile 147

March 11, 2018

Since my last visit in June 2017 there were noticable difference to the bluff on the southern end of mile 147 before the Jetty.

Lyndell