Report Details

Human Activities: 14 people total: 8 adults; 6 children. Watching waves come in and out.Shoreline Wildlife: Large flock of small shore birds. No dead birds or mammals.Physical Changes: Dune face erosion continues, particularly on north end of mile. One area of riprap in the village was recently repaired.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 8.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Number of dogs: 1. Other Activities: Standing watching waves.. Of the 14 people I saw on the beach, there were 4 babies being carried, there was 1 child and 1 toddler. Most were staying close to the dune and were just watching the big waves come in and out.

Notable Wildlife

One large flock of small shore birds busily engaged in finding food.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. Did not see anything that looked like tsunami debris.

Man-made Modifications

Recently completed riprap repair job.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Newly exposed roots/trees falling. No clear evidence of recent overtopping.

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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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