Report Details

Human Activities: 11 adults/children with 2 dogs playing in sand.Shoreline Wildlife: 4 dead birds (3 common murres and 1 Heermann's gull); 1 dead seal; 1 dead sea lion.Driftline content: Usual things plus kelp uprooted by recent storm and lots of small pieces of charcoal in wrack line.Physical Changes: No new man-made changes observed. High tide line within a few feet of dune face consistent with time of year.

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 7. Playing in sand: 4. Wedding on beach the day before; on day of beach walk a crew was taking down the staging that had been used for the wedding.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. 3 common murres (2 juvenile, 1 adult) and 1 Heermann's gull.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 2. 1 Seal; 1 Sea lion. Both dead.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. Lots of small (2" x 2") pieces of charcoal in wrack line

Natural Changes

High tide line within a few feet of dune face consistent with time of year.

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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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