Report Details

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.My concern is that from the end of the rip rap and continuing for approx. 1/2 mile north, the dunes have sloughed off removing the beach grass.  The height of the dunes appear to be  diminished as if they have been overwashed and eroded.   Because the dunes have eroded, the small bay at mid mile has become wider and deeper.

Conditions

Temperature: 41 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 13. Other Activities: 1 biker. There was evidence that a vehicle had entered the beach by The Breakers and traveled north about 2 blocks. (old tire marks in sand)

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). The beach had been scoured by the wind so there was little drift.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Evidence of wave overtopping.

Actions & Comments

From the end of the rip rap at The Sisters' house to Waltons (approx 1/2 of the mile) the dunes are sloughing off, beach grass has fallen onto the sand and the height of the dunes appear diminished.

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Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

May 19, 2024

There has been additional erosion since I reported the significant loss of dunes and trees in March.

Heidi Heidenreich

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.

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