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A beautiful day at mile 237 again!  Aside from the ongoing armoring and some pelicans having lunchh in the surf, nothing new to report.

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 2.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Number of dogs: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Pelicans in the surf, a few gulls.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces.

Man-made Modifications

Dune modification/removal, Beachgrass planting or removal, Sand removal, New riprap or shoreline protection structures. Ongoing armoring at the north end of 237...a new rip-rap project for a single property that was not completed last year just south of 237. The vehicles need to traverse about a 1/2 mile from the access point to reach this new project. Makes the beach look like a construction site with all the deep tracks.

Natural Changes

Evidence of wave overtopping.

Report Images

Pelicans having lunch just outside the surf...
unfortunate...
Ongoing rip-rap of eight residences at the north end of 237...
Example of how overtopping of the newly installed armor still causes erosion of the foredune...
New arrival on 237 shows just how powerful the surf can be!
Almost to the north end of 237...
Single residence just south of 237 getting armored...

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Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

May 2, 2024

Beautiful day.

237 coastwatcher

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