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Increased erosion of ramp, and repairs to this access. Increased erosion of drain pipe area and natural changes to sand bar creating a water way about 100 yards long.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Concerns

Apparent violations: Driving on beach from Turnaround to cape. This area is closed to cars. Ramp to beach gate is locked. Vehicle tracks at top of ramp show they drove around the locked gate..

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Tracks at the locked gate at the parking area show a vehicle drove around the gate, accessed the beach and continued south. This area is closed to vehicles.
Recent wave erosion has removed sand at the bottom of the ramp. Repairs seem to be function-able for now.
Wave action has created a large sand bar and water trench approx 100 yds long. This trench extends north and south of the vehicle ramp
Increased storm run off water has eroded the area under the pipe exposing rock or shoring material. The storm run off collects behind the sand bar adding to the amount of water in this sandbar trench.

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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.

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

October 3, 2023

Weather: Cloudy and Wintery, High tide today 3.

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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.

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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.

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