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My apologies for posting this a month late! There were quite a few people on the beach Feb 10. It was reasonably warm, and much warmer than inland. Was interesting to note the amount of erosion where the steps had been carved into the bluff. Between the steps and the reduction in foliage created by the camp spot above the bluff, run off found a weak spot and created quite a channel. Very little indication of the carved steps remained.

Conditions

Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 3. more litter than we usually see on the beach, much of it fresh, which makes me think it may have washed out of campgrounds up stream during recent rain storms.

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

this area continues to be notable for it's lack of wildlife. We are not even seeing the scalps that we see regularly on other beaches in the area.

Beached Birds

none

Driftline Content

Shells, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. plastic drink bottles, plastic bags

Man-made Modifications

steps carved into bluff sand noted in October created a weakened area in the bluff and erosion has accelerated

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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January 28, 2024

A lot of rocks on the beach.

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December 21, 2023

21 people on the beach today. Continued erosion off the bottom of the cliffs.

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September 2, 2023

As I entered the beach and walked toward China creek I saw a dead common murre in the wrack line.

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July 22, 2023

A low tide 1 ft with some medium size rocks in ditches.

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May 22, 2023

Very Little in the wrack line today on the minus tide, small feathers, micro plastic and pieces of wood.

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January 20, 2023

Not a lot in the driftline due to recent king tide.

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November 26, 2022

No issue to report, but a recently deceased sturgeon was near the top of the wrack line.

Dale Lee

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September 10, 2022

Lots of people walking dogs today.

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