Report Details

This report focuses on erosion and drainage pipe issues. The drain photos are numbered from north to south starting at Roads End State Park. With the sand and cliff erosion, more pipe drains are evident on the beach. The sand has shifted west so that the southern end of Mile 244 at Wecoma beach (access point #42), at today's low tide I paced for 1050 feet which is more than the usual distance. The high tide line has routinely reached the base of the cliffs and has caused erosion this season.

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 2.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 40. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 38. Sitting: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 20.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Large fishing net washed ashore. I notified Oregon State Parks 2 days prior but they have not removed it.

New Development

Drainage pipes. Drain pipes are being replaced yet still run onto the beach.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

I have notified the public works department of Lincoln City about the drainage pipes but they have not responded.

Report Images

Fishing net which has not been picked up after notifying Oregon State Parks
Drain pipes location #1 south of Roads End State Park
Drain pipes location #2, south of Roads End State Park
Drain pipes location #3, south of Roads End State Park
Drain pipes location #4, south of Roads End State Park
Drain pipes location #5, south of Roads End State Park
Drain pipes location #6, south of Roads End State Park
Drain pipes location #7, south of Roads End State Park
Drain pipes location #8, south of Roads End State Park
Cliff erosion and sand displacement south of Roads End State Park
Sand displacement up to vegetation line
Beachcombers
Low tide surf line looking east at the southern end (entrance #42) of Mile 244, 1050 feet
Sanderlings at low tide
New Rocky Habitat exposed as the sand shifts west
Gooseneck barnacles

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All Mile 244 Reports

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Mile 244

Wecoma Beach north, Lincoln City, Roads End south

May 29, 2024

Today's report was about the wrack line.

Sally Gardner

Mile 244

Wecoma Beach north, Lincoln City, Roads End south

October 31, 2023

Today was a beautiful day to walk on the beach with a dog or to take photos of the birds.

SallyG

Mile 244

Wecoma Beach north, Lincoln City, Roads End south

July 5, 2023

Although there are signs prohibiting fires and fireworks, they don't seem to be enforced.

SallyG

Mile 244

Wecoma Beach north, Lincoln City, Roads End south

April 14, 2023

I've attached photos of what appears to be a homeless shelter built into a cliff wall and a picture of children digging in the cliff wall.

SallyG

Mile 244

Wecoma Beach north, Lincoln City, Roads End south

June 13, 2022

An incredible opportunity to watch two bald eagle on Lincoln City, Oregon Beach.

garretta

Mile 244

Wecoma Beach north, Lincoln City, Roads End south

February 19, 2022

What stays the same here and needs attention is the plastic drainage pipes hanging down the cliff from private property that drain onto the beach.

Victoria

Mile 244

Wecoma Beach north, Lincoln City, Roads End south

December 28, 2021

Crab fishing gear on the beach.

Victoria

Mile 244

Wecoma Beach north, Lincoln City, Roads End south

July 30, 2021

A foggy morning on mile 244.

Victoria