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Considerable freshwater aquatic vegetation on woody debris.Re-work on rip rap construction under permit BA-687-13 the following is offered looking back from Mar. 28, 2014. picture and detailed description included

Human Activities

Re work on rip rap construction under permit BA-687-13 the following is offered looking back from Mar. 28, 2014. The project started in November, 2013 and proceeded into early 2014 (?) before the first contractor was terminated. It was well started, but far from finished. A month or more later a second contractor began work and is working this date. The project is unusual in the size of the rock being used and that the rock reinforcment extends to the top of the bluff face - 30 or more feet above beach level. The face slope is at gradient such that to reach the height that it does the new toe portion showing above the ground extends at least 12 feet out from the natural/former toe site - protrudes on to the beach. Sand is being taken from the beach to bed the rocks high on the bluff. Stair steps have been built into the lowest portion of the face by the lay of the rocks to receive a built stairs coming from higher up. I don't know what provision has been made to gain ground cover over the upper portions of the rip rap face.

Concerns

Apparent violations: None.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Beached Birds

nothing

Stranded Marine Mammals

None

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

None

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces. considerable freshwater aquatic plant and woody debris in the wrack line

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff. A 20 foot long x 10 foot high portion of a mudstone bluff has caved of several feet into the bluff at one location

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