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Mile 182 Report
February 10, 2013
My apologies for posting this a month late!
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.
Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.
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.
Cars/trucks parking: 5. RVs/Buses parking: 1.
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.
Shells, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. plastic drink bottles, plastic bags
steps carved into bluff sand noted in October created a weakened area in the bluff and erosion has accelerated
Visible retreat of solid bluff.
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21 people on the beach today. Continued erosion off the bottom of the cliffs.
As I entered the beach and walked toward China creek I saw a dead common murre in the wrack line.
Very Little in the wrack line today on the minus tide, small feathers, micro plastic and pieces of wood.
No issue to report, but a recently deceased sturgeon was near the top of the wrack line.