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This is my first observation for mile 254.  It is intended to be a one off ( in that I'm doing this to fill in photos for Oregon Shores and it's been quite a lot of years for COASST submissions in this area.  I can't get too technical with what has been happening erosion wise as I am not the regular Coastwatcher for this mile. But to say the least a lot of the photos will show what has been happening. I suggest you read the previous Coastwathers material.Found 1 beached (dead) bird. Common Murre  reported to COASST.                                                                                                                                                                  Found 1 beached (dead) sub adult male California Sea Lion reported to Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Tide Level: 5.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 13. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 13. Can't count vehicles no public access other than off a street

Notable Wildlife

9 Pelicans flying, 14 gulls, 3 crows

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Common Murre

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Dead-sub adult male California Sea Lion

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Report Images

south end mile 254
Bluff towards north end of mile
erosion
Bare to Vegetation Zone
Kelp Surf Zone
Kelp
kelp
crab shells
Profile of beach
sub adult male California Sea Lion
sub adult male California Sea Lion
sub adult male California Sea Lion

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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.

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.

heidenreichh