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Biggest crowd I've seen on this beach. Literally hundred's of families, kids, dogs, surfers, joggers, walkers, and jetty fishermen out enjoying the beach on this overcast but almost wind-free day. The upper beach algae bloom from the failed Driftwood Shores complex septic system leach field is very noticable. Lots of people walking thru the stuff barefooted. Fortunately, the new sewer lines are being installed this summer.

Conditions

Temperature: 63 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 100. Number of dogs: 25. Walking or running: 70. Playing in surf: 15. Playing in sand: 30. Sitting: 15. Photography: 5. Surfing: 12. Both the access parking lots at Driftwood Shores (north) and North Siuslaw Jetty were filled to capacity

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 40. RVs/Buses parking: 5.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Lots of crab and mole crab body parts in wrack line. None fresh.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Wood pieces. For such a huge holiday crowd, very little people-sourced trash observed.

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Biggest crowd I've seen on this beach. Literally hundred's of families, kids, dogs, surfers, joggers, walkers, and jetty fishermen out enjoying the beach on this overcast but almost wind-free day.The upper beach algae bloom from the failed Driftwood Shores complex septic system leach field is very noticable. Lots of people walking thru the stuff barefooted. Fortunately, the new sewer lines are being installed this summer.

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