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Jesse Jones asked about the pipes along the beach. I was working a Covid clinic for Lincoln County at Waldport where I met a county property assessor. I mentioned the pipes along mile 220, and the erosion there (it is affecting several houses). He concurred with my idea that the large cement pipes where probably done at some point by Newport, and that they had been replaced/moved further inland from the pumping station at 68th Street.    This is the largest number of people I have seen on the beach in a LONG time. Especially since I try to get there early enough, and bad weather enough to avoid contact. I did get to my usual "Keyhole" location, it was slippery.   There continues to be cliff erosion. The change in pipes visible or not (depending on erosion to expose them or slippage which hides them.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -0.7 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 16. Number of dogs: 3. Some of the people headed south to the "tidal pool" area, most were walking along the sand.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Notable Wildlife

Hundreds of birds--then again, it is nesting season at Yaquina Head

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Newly exposed roots/trees falling.

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Keyhole against Yaquina Cliff
First expose pipe location (equivalence of NW 61st Street)
First expose pipe location (equivalence of NW 61st Street)
Second exposed pipe location (equivalence of NW 62nd Street)
Newer/northerly exposed in second pipe area (equivalence of NW 62nd Street)
Third exposed pair pipe location (equivalence of NW 63rd Street)
Third exposed pair pipe location (equivalence of NW 63rd Street)
Fifth pipe (equivalent of NW 68th)
Fifth pipe (equivalent of NW 68th)
Sand has returned to Sea Star Beach-looking South toward Yaquina Head
Yaquina Lighthouse--not visible because of the MIST from NW 68th, but roughly NW 57th equivalent
Cliff erosion-trees falling
Cliff erosion-trees falling
Seal Pup sign-first time I have ever seen one on Sea Star Beach
"Buoy" found on beach--near egress

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All Mile 220 Reports

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Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

May 26, 2024

A sad day for Mile 220, although the weather was amazing it was super hard and sad to see the tar globs in the mid-section of my mile.

Jill Marks

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

February 23, 2024

Beautiful sunny but windy day.

Jill Marks

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

October 7, 2023

A large amount of debris, 7 large wood/foam panels and lots of pieces of all sizes of foam.

Hillsideshack

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

September 16, 2023

Schooner South's cliffs/bluffs continue to erode.

Hillsideshack

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

July 26, 2023

New sign up at the Schooner South beach access off 68th St warning of Contaminated waters.

Hillsideshack

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

April 28, 2023

No clouds in the sky, what a day on 220!

Hillsideshack

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

February 12, 2023

Started off chilly but the sun was shining and it was a gorgeous day on 220!

Hillsideshack

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

January 19, 2023

Continued changes on 220 due to the rains, high tides and normal loss of sand in winter.

Hillsideshack