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Conditions

Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 8. Fishing: 2. Other Activities: Bicycling - 2.

Notable Wildlife

Bald eagle.

Man-made Modifications

Dune modification/removal, New riprap or shoreline protection structures. There were three areas of concern: Site 1, at approximately mile 237.5-6, there were two large pieces of equipment moving sand and riprap. Site 2, at approximately mile 237.8, evidence of development activity in which the dune had been breached by a road(?) leading to a pile of riprap stones that had yet to be placed. While there, a dump truck deposited a load of rock blocking/filling in the area that had been breached. Site 3, at Beach Access 50B, there were four survey stakes in the sand below the high water mark. Photos will be posted later in this report

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling. At approximately mile 237. 5, there was evidence of water carrying sand onto the riprap at the location. Slightly to the south of this location, there was new evidence of erosion in the dune where the stairs that had been hanging in the air now had more stairs hanging.

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All Mile 237 Reports

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Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

March 12, 2024

The most important factor for me personally with the changes I've observed in this section of my mile is how impactful the shoreline armoring has been on the beach to the south.

Barry Howarth

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

January 16, 2024

The most heartbreaking part of my mile report today is that I couldn't even walk my entire mile due to shifting sand and the subsequent tide (even though I did this at low tide,) preventing a safe northward walk. I have been walking on this stretch of beach since the early seventies and never-- even five or ten years ago, would you not had adequate distance to walk the beach from the surf to the foredune. I provided on pic looking north on my mile from the top of a revetment that was installed a few years ago, that's the only way I could get a glimpse of it safely.

Barry Howarth

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

December 21, 2023

A beautiful day here at the Central Oregon Coast!

Barry Howarth

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

November 16, 2023

Beautiful day for the mile report walk.

237 Watcher

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

October 21, 2023

I learned that two shore structures (stairs built on top of rip-rap) were heavily damaged during a recent storm/tide condition earlier this month.

237 Watcher

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

September 7, 2023

A beautiful day at mile 237 again!

237 Watcher

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

August 13, 2023

A beautiful morning, nothing really noteworthy in this report.

237 Watcher

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

June 24, 2023

Beautiful morning on the beach with calm winds and plenty of sun.

237 Watcher