Report Details

Moderate+ erosion of sand/clay foredunes with vegetation lost, some movement of rip rap rocks. Mod. amount of razor/ other clam shells on beach, along with scattered rocks. 20 lbs of garbage- plastic pellets, fishing line/rope, bits of stryofoam floats removed. Beach bed ( to 60 ft. out) had no sand, just clay bed. Very high surf, with no wind, 1.5 hour before high tide, with surfline line easily reaching foredunes. It's winter folks!

Conditions

Temperature: 40 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 4. Beahside park closed 0 vehicles

Notable Wildlife

60 sanderlings feeding at surf edge

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. 1 pelagic cormorant in drift line

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

considerable razor clam and other shellfish partial shells in drift line

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam. 20lbs. of garbage removed, including small pieces or rope and fishing line

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Evidence of wave overtopping, Visible retreat of solid bluff, Landslides/major boulder falls. moderate+ erosion of sandy bluffs, with moving of some large rip rap, sand level the lowest we have ever seen, down to claybed.

Actions & Comments

Recent storms have caused moderate + erosion of sandy/clay foredunes, with washing of vegetation and moving of some rip rap rocks. Several camping sites in Beachside State Park have logs/debris drift line, and considerable tree damage during recent windstorms is being cleaned up. About 20 lbs of plastic pieces, fishline and rope, broken fishing floats removed.

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