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My first official report of mile 261 Cape KiwandaFrom viewing the previous King tide action from the week prior on varius other website, I was very cautious of what mile 261 might look like. I have only reported once on this mile in September, so I don't have a lot of history with it. So I leave that to otherers, before me, to look at the photos and deciper the differences.Starting at the North end of the mile, the boat ramp and side ditch really looked damaged and undercut from the previous King Tides. Lots of foam action in the surf zone still. The Wrack zone was made up almoste entirely of wood chips and pieces; no signs of shells or moultings. Noticed a good amount of litter, styrofoam and such, at least more than I'm used to from walking Newport South Beach, mile 214.Lots of scars and cutting scars in the dunes (reminds me of a Dr. Who episode).No beached birds or marine mammals. Four gulls flying. 6 dogs...not on leash. 17 people one who was kayaking.

Conditions

Temperature: 46 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 8.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 17. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 16. Kayaking: 1. Cars counted at Oregon State parking lot

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 14.

Notable Wildlife

4 gulls flying

Driftline Content

Wood pieces. Although some trash in the driftline...majority was made of wood pieces

Natural Changes

Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Newly exposed roots/trees falling.

Report Images

Boat Ramp from state parking....damage by previous weeks King tides
North End Mile 261
storm water drain
surf full of foam
Wood-Wrack Zone
toy sand shovel
Styrofoam
pop can
small tennis ball
logs in the wood zone
cracks in dunes
eroding foredunes
south end of mile 261

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

March 9, 2024

Wow what a change from last month! State Parking lot is closed for a couple of months while construction on the new parking lot and restroom continues. The tree ( object I show as a measure of sand deposition ) is really getting uncovered! Survey also for COASST, no beached birds or mammals found. The beach access point at the north end of Bob Straub State Park is still unusable for vehicles, due to a massive erosion event and 5 foot sharp edges to the beach.

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

February 7, 2024

A lot of winter damage to the foredunes noted. Construction workers working on the new boat ramp and replacing and relocating some drainage pipes. Photos showing bulldozer shift sand by residence. 1 dory and 3 fishermen getting picked up

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

November 3, 2023

Nice 58 degree mild winds.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

October 3, 2023

Weather: Cloudy and Wintery, High tide today 3.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

September 4, 2023

Really a great day!

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

August 2, 2023

Drift- Wrack and Surf Zones seem to differ along the beach.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

July 11, 2023

Nice smooth beach Foredunes are nice and smooth, no sharp edges.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

June 1, 2023

Beach is very smooth, no berms built up.

MatthewsE