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Sun was out for awhile, then cloudy. Warmer then yesterday, very little wind. Inca & I had the beach to ourselves--an increasingly rare event. Very enjoyable.Noted increased truck traffic, truck traffic sounds were very noticeable for the southern portion of the mile. The highway runs quite close to the edge of the bluffs/beach along that part of the mile (from about Johnson Creek to Beverly Beach campground). There were several driftlines, at least 3 large pieces of styrofoam thrown up onto the base of the bluffs, etc. Much more debris on the beach & driftline than usual, no doubt because of the storm. A newish looking tire w/shiny wheel/wheel cover was on the beach. It was too far from the beach access for me to try to remove it, plus I would've had to either carry it up 90+ steps or wheel it up a steep & lengthy path (after first getting it up some muddy steps). Didn't see anything that could be clearly identified as "tsunami" debris. Just the usual trash (plastic bits, bottles, etc.) and trash thrown up by many of the winter storms. Noted that driftlogs were fairly well distributed on beach, not mostly clustered a bit north of the Alpine Chalet access as they've been for the past couple of years (iirc).

Conditions

Temperature: 42 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 1. Photography: 1. I was the person walking and photographing. Inca the outstanding Golden Retriever was the dog and she was with me (or I was with her). We had the beach to ourselves, and the few gulls I saw flying overhead.Inca retrieved and ran.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

none

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Dead/partially decomposed seal. Probably a harbor seal but not able to id for sure.Not far/to the south of Johnson Creek.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. very large number of spruce/pine needles, Many plastic bits, not pellets but pieces, tampon applicators, platstic bottles. etc/

Man-made Modifications

none

Natural Changes

just continued slow erosion of same areas.

Actions & Comments

Did not observe any new areas of erosion or slides. Very heavy flows of outfalls & Johnson Creek. Lots of heavy surf still (post storm/fronts moving through). 2.1 was the low tide but water still moving fairly far up the beach.

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Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

July 5, 2024

Sunny & warm day, with more people & dogs then I've seen in years on the beach, probably because of the heat wave in PDX, the Willamette Valley & so much of the US. In addition to walking the mile to do a Coastwatch report, I participated in a Surfrider day after the 4th beach trash pickup.

s hogg

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Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

March 16, 2024

Low tide at Yaquina Bay was listed as 12:16 pm today, the north jetty & a headland, and probably about 8-10 miles separate YB from the beach at Otter Rock where my mile is located, I don't know how much those factors change (or not) the exact tide level when I stepped onto the beach this morning OR when I left, about noon. Overall a beautiful day on the beach, on my arrival there were probably 23 people (including surfers) on the beach, that number increased to the number I entered.

S hogg

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Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

July 22, 2023

Lovely day on the beach.

malachite

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Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

July 22, 2023

Very low tide this am, I have no idea what the exact tide level was so I didn't enter a number.

malachite

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Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

April 3, 2023

Pleasant if chilly walk on the beach.

malachite

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Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

March 11, 2023

Quite a dynamic winter on this mile, more erosion noted, and a moderate sized slide seen on the mile.

malachite

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Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

October 6, 2022

Nice day for a walk on the beach, clean beach, saw 6 cyclists (one solo, I think the rest were more or less together), first time I've seen cyclists on this beach, have seen them off & on from the south jetty north to Lucky Gap access.

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Beverly Beach north, Johnson Creek

September 11, 2021

Pretty day on the beach,  I was on the beach when the tide was going out, my South Beach tide table indicates the low tide in SB was at 9:43 am & 1.

malachite