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The north half mile of 254 (after the end of the rip rap )has experienced serious erosion. The dunes have not only receded but have declined in height. Evidence: the white and black poles I use as markers are closer to the edge of the receding dunes  and are totally visible whereas I have been able to see only their tops in the past.  The cliffs at the north end of the mile are now 45 degrees; whereas they had been about 80 degrees at the beginning of 2023. Oil clumps littered 3/4 of the mile.  There was evidence of 7 extinguised campfires: one put out by sand, one had scattered cold coals and two had used oil clumps to surround the fire! Five life rings along mile 254.

Conditions

Temperature: 67 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -0.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 69. Number of dogs: 14. Walking or running: 40. Playing in surf: 2. Playing in sand: 2. Sitting: 24. Other Activities: 1 paddle boarder.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 60.

Notable Wildlife

seagulls

Driftline Content

Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). Many clumps, both large and small , of what I think are oil.

Man-made Modifications

Where people have climbed or exited the dunes, there is erosion

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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All Mile 254 Reports

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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.

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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.

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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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