Report Details

17 people on beach, 3 walking dogs, 2 families playing in surf, 3 cars at each of 3 access points. Three cars were at each access point.Many gulls were on the beach, one badly decayed.Many changes on beach after four days of high winds and rain. One large piece of driftwood had washed in at Mile 244, two large logs covered with goose barnacles were seen between 243B and 244. Riprap had been blown or washed far out of place on bank near 243B. See photos.

Human Activities

Number of people: 17. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 8. Playing in surf: 5. Sitting: 2. Photography: 2. Surf too high for tidepooling at this time.

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: Picked up about 2 gal. human litter, paper and plastic..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Many gulls

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Very decayed.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Wood pieces. Two large logs with many goose barnacles had washed up beach

Natural Changes

Evidence of wave overtopping. Recent storms had displaced riprap on bank about 1/4 mile from NW 15th

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Mile 243

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Mile 243

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Mile 243

Wecoma Beach, Lincoln City

December 8, 2023

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Mile 243

Wecoma Beach, Lincoln City

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Mile 243

Wecoma Beach, Lincoln City

November 7, 2023

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