Report Details

A high water event occurred on Jan. 18, 2018. Waves came up the the bottom of the steps at beach access #48 and deposited new sand a few steps up. Water entered the parking lot (up the ramp) at Canyon Drive City Park (#46), and the Inn at Spanish Head had sand deposited on its lower level wrap-around porch and had to board up all its lower windows. Mo's Clam Chowder house was flooded inside, along the Siletz River (and was closed for weeks afterwards).

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 15. At least one ATV or truck/car was on this mile of beach on 1/13/18, as their tracks were very visible.

Concerns

Apparent violations: Erosion from storm and high water event the day before (Jan 18, 2018)..

Vehicles

ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited: 2.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. A brown, red, and pale blue banded bird was observed on 1/12/2018, north of Canyon Drive City Park (#46). Photo attached.

Driftline Content

Lots of sea foam.

New Development

On 1/12/18 on Mile 241, north of Canyon Drive City Park (#46), the owner of the house north of the parking lot was taking down a concrete retaining wall because there was no soil behind it due to erosion. Photo attached.

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff. I have noticed quite a bit of erosion immediately north of The Inn at Spanish Head, below Ester Lee motel which is quite close to the edge at its south end.

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