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Shore line berm continues to grow and the pool of water on the dune side still exists.  All rocks almost completely covered with water near high tide, evidence of some new erosion on cape.

Conditions

Temperature: 59 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 7.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 40. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 19. Sitting: 6. Tidepooling: 2. Surfing: 3. Fishing: 1. Other Activities: Climbing dune 8, kite flying 1,. Very quiet afternoon for this location. No camp fires, no picnic waste, very little garbage.

Concerns

Apparent violations: None.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 40. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Pelicans, western grebe, western gulls, seaweed on shore, crab shells

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Many crab shells, not cooked shells.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces. Very clean beach

Man-made Modifications

New riprap or shoreline protection structures. Boat ramp has more gravel fill and remnants of sand bags, possible attempt to maintain dory access. There is no evidence of reported excavation and fill of sand placement as an effort to improve boat launching access.

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling. Half way out on cape there is fresh exposed rock/sand where trees use to be.

Actions & Comments

Slope of shore at high tide is very steep making boat launching difficult.  Waves were overtopping the berm making parking space extremely limited.  

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At nearly high tide the rocks are mostly covered at cape Kiwanda

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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