Report Details

There was quite a lot of erosion of the cliffs and sand dunes near THE CAPES gated community.Otherwise, the beach was clean with little debris following our recent KING TIDES!

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 1.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 30. Number of dogs: 10. Walking or running: 30. Playing in surf: 5. Playing in sand: 5. Sitting: 2. People and their dogs were enjoying a sunny day on the beach after many, many days of rain!

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Styrofoam. The beach was quite clean after our recent King Tides...

New Development

There was quite a lot of erosion of the cliffs and sand dunes near THE CAPES gated community.

Man-made Modifications

Beachgrass planting or removal. I have walked this stretch of beach many, many times over the years starting in 2004, but not in the past three years. There has been quite a lot of new plantings of beachgrass since I was last here and those plantings have suffered from erosion of our recent King Tides.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Erosion of vegetated foredune. These are not huge landslides, but there is definite signs of continuing erosion of the bluffs in front of THE CAPES community.

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