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One cannot help but notice the 120+ large clumps on entangled kelp all along mile 254.  In the two years I have been keeping my beach diary and during the many years I have been walking this beach, I have never witnessed this phenomena.

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 8.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 17. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 13. Sitting: 4.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Erosion of vegetated foredune, Evidence of wave overtopping. From midway in the mile to the end of the mile there is evidence of waves overtopping the dunes with accompanying dead sea grass and shrubs. Thus the dunes are becoming lower. My concern is that the dune just north of the end of the rip rap, is disappearing and when it does, there will be danger of flooding in the village of Neskowin.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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