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Calm day after a week of sunny, very windy days and Memorial Holiday. Lincoln City beach vehicle access is being re-considered and currently the accesses are closed which makes a significant different in the tone and activity of the beach around those points. To illustrate, I borrowed a photo posted in May on the local Facebook page taken from a residence at street level in contrast to the photos I took at the same place from the beach vantage point. 

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -1.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 163. Number of dogs: 13. Walking or running: 111. Tidepooling: 52. Other Activities: Two people on electric bicycles and two others on self propelled bicycles. NO VEHICLES !!!! YEA!!! Lincoln City is considering closing the NW 15th St and NW 34 St. auto access and it was lovely not trying to navigate people driving around, spinning "donuts" and dodging cars and trucks coming and going. For more information and to join the discussion: https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/PRP/Documents/LC%20driving%20NoticeFilingTrackedChanges.pdf, and article in the Lincoln City NewsGuard, June 6, 2023 issue.

Notable Wildlife

Opportunity to video tiny barnacles feeding in a tide pool. Cannot upload video here, sorry.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass. Extreme winds, 30–40 mph, in the last few days has swept the beach clean of debris.

Man-made Modifications

New riprap or shoreline protection structures. Not new but seems to be growing stacks of sandbags just south of the NW 15th St vehicle access. Photo attached.

Natural Changes

Low tide and high sand level has created some sand bars on the beach not usually there or visible.

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NW 15th St. vehicle access on a busy weekend, photographer unknown but borrowed from local Facebook group showing beach when Portland and Willamette Valley have unusually hot weekend.
NW 15th St at low tide without vehicles. Access is being re-considered.
NW 15th St. erosion control, continues to grow
NW 15th St. erosion control also showing area normally with 10 to 30 vehicles.

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