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I still need to compare to last years photos but section north of .7 miles appears to have more erosion (photos included) from our last report. beach edge is cliff-like with shear face and drop-off from grass dune area above. visible roots and old logs within the cliff face.

Conditions

Temperature: 42 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Tide Level: 3.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 10. Other Activities: frisbee - 5.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. 1 dead California sea lion. 45.1158 x -123.98141 .7 miles north of Breakers Beach house entrance grassline.

Driftline Content

Wood pieces, Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Small amount of plastic debris to pick up this trip - half of one contractor size garbage bag. Fishing floats, nets, plastic bottles. One tire, which we did not remove. Located at .4 miles north breakers entrance.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. I still need to compare to last years photos but section north of .7 miles appears to have more erosion (photos included) from our last report. beach edge is cliff-like with shear face and drop-off from grass dune area above. visible roots and old logs within the cliff face.

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Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

March 17, 2024

The north 1/2 mile of 254 was recently eroded to the point that I did not recognize it.

Heidi Heidenreich

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Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

December 17, 2023

see previous box for the most salient observations!

Heidi Heidenreich

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Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

October 1, 2023

One cannot help but notice the 120+ large clumps on entangled kelp all along mile 254.

heidenreichh

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Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

July 16, 2023

The north half mile of 254 (after the end of the rip rap )has experienced serious erosion.

heidenreichh

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Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

June 4, 2023

There is a marked difference between the 1/4 mile of rip rapped beach with its gentle slope and 2' shelf of sand blown against the rocks AND the north 3/4 mile where the dunes are receeding and are eroding in height.

heidenreichh

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Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

January 29, 2023

It has been two months since my last observation and, of course, there have been many storms, a great deal of rain and high winds in that time.

heidenreichh

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Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

November 20, 2022

One dead sea lion which I understand is all too common at this time  on the Oregon Coast.

heidenreichh

Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

October 4, 2022

This is my first observation for mile 254.

MatthewsE