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A huge difference in the sand deposition from the previous month. On the last month's observation logs and debris were on top of the sand; today's observation, the giant logs were almost entirely buried in sand. The sand bluffs along the beach used to have a sharp contrast between their edges and the sand floor. Now the edges of the cliffs are gradual and sloping. Beach grass on the tops of the bluffs seem to be really wind damaged...Absolutely no driftline or wrack along the entire distance of the walk. See photos for reference. Animal Life: 6 Gulls (flying) 30 sanderlings (shore line) 12 Crows (flying) 2 crows sitting on logPeople and Dogs: 8 people and 3 dogs present but gone withing about 5 minutes of the observation time. Beach was pretty empty of people during the walk

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 9.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 5. Sitting: 2. Fishing: 1. Observed parking on the South Jetty parking area

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Driftline Content

Small rocks. Hardly any driftline content or wrack on the entire beach walk. Looks like it was swept clean.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune.

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north end of CW Mile 214; South Jetty
Wrack/driftline - absolutely no sign of wrack along the entire mile.
Logs buried in sand; last month they were on top of the sand
Bluffs showing major sand covering used to be a sharp distinction between edge and floor.
Shows deposition of sand covering logs
Wrack/driftline - absolutely no sign of wrack along the entire mile.

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South Beach SP, South Jetty Yaquina River

February 12, 2024

Nice day, Most everyone walking.

Eric Matthews

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South Beach SP, South Jetty Yaquina River

November 2, 2023

Nice day at Mile 214.

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South Beach SP, South Jetty Yaquina River

October 31, 2023

Quiet day, mostly walkers out.

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South Beach SP, South Jetty Yaquina River

September 19, 2023

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South Beach SP, South Jetty Yaquina River

July 10, 2023

Everything is looking pretty well.

MatthewsE

Mile 214

South Beach SP, South Jetty Yaquina River

March 13, 2023

A typical winter day.

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South Beach SP, South Jetty Yaquina River

February 4, 2023

Sanderlings disturbed by humans.

FlaningamM

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Mile 214

South Beach SP, South Jetty Yaquina River

December 31, 2022

Unleashed dog chasing feeding shorebirds, and insufficient campaign to educate beach-goers to prevent this.

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