Report Details

Beautiful clear day. One person fishing in the surf; three others strolling along the beach taking pictures and hoping to find the elusive agate or a special piece of sea glass. No new problems observed; riprap being repaired at south end of mile. Some sand may be returning. Seagulls seem to be a little scarce. An unusually large number of sand crabs in the wrack line and surf line.

Conditions

Temperature: 49 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 3. Fishing: 1. Heavy equipment blocked one access where riprap was being repaired.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Only 1 seagull seen; 13 crows foraging near the surfline; 5 brown pelicans flying South.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Too predated to identify.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Tide line and wrack line littered with sand crabs.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks.

Man-made Modifications

Riprap repairs underway at South end of mile

Actions & Comments

Some sand appears to be building up, though it is my impression that the build-up isn't quite as much as in previous years.

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Mile 254

December 17, 2023

see previous box for the most salient observations!

Heidi Heidenreich

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Mile 254

October 1, 2023

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

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Mile 254

July 16, 2023

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

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Mile 254

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

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

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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Mile 254

October 4, 2022

This is my first observation for mile 254.

MatthewsE

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Mile 254

September 18, 2022

About 1/2 of my mile, north of the rip rap,  is experiencing significant erosion.

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