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Mile 299 Report
January 24, 2021
Not much population pressure on the beach.
Not much population pressure on the beach...only 38 people and 9 dogs. Major storms and king tides have wrought big changes in the dunes. Many instances of waves topping the dunes have left driftwood in unusual places. The dunes themselves have been cut back severely...the most I've seen in the past 7 years I've been doing this survey for CoastWatch. They are currently unscalable in many areas. In places, the water was able to get behind the foredune area and swept the foredune away leaving only a few tussocks of dune grass strewn about. Very dramatic!
Temperature: 40 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.
Number of people: 38. Number of dogs: 9. Walking or running: 38.
Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces.
Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff, Evidence of wave overtopping.
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