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33 people and 4 dogs noted on a calm day in mid-January. A brutal king tide of 9.45 hit the north coast on January 3, augmented by 70+ mph winds. Bluffs up to 10'-12' tall were cut into the dunes. The beach itself was generally swept clean although a massive pile up of driftwood accumulated near the mouth of the Nehalem River with large logs tossed up on the jetty itself. Fair weather arrived for the third week of the month with east winds, clear skies, mild temperatures and starry nights.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Tide Level: 2.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 33. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 31. Other Activities: 2 cyclists.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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Docile conditions allowed an alter-abled individual to experience the shoreline close-up.
An atmospheric river teamed up with a 9.45 king tide in an assault on the dunes resulting in 10'-12' tall cliffs and slumping vegetation.
A simple driftwood tripod casts a crisp shadow in strong sunlight under clear skies in January.

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South end Manzanita Beach

January 24, 2022

33 people and 4 dogs noted on a calm day in mid-January.

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