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All looks about the same except for dunes being less steep.  We could help quantify changes in beach/dune steepness via beach profiling techniques.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: -1.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Fishing: 1.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 3.

Driftline Content

Wood pieces, Styrofoam. plastic bottles

New Development

Bluff development.

Natural Changes

Dunes appear less steep than in previous months as would be expected due to less storms causing dune erosion. Sure would be good to begin quantifying this via beach profile study.

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Dunes appear less steep than in previous months.
Exposed cobbles. Most probably due to erosion of sand that was previously covering the cobbles. Cobbles were placed by Army Corps to decrease erosion on this part of the beach.

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Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

April 16, 2024

Very little marine debris noted. In photos, note blocks of slumping dunes.

Ed Joyce

Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

March 16, 2024

Nothing noteworthy to report.

Ed Joyce

Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

February 19, 2024

Nothing unusual except for increased amount of marine debris. Would be good to see the photos I downloaded.

John Joyce

Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

January 19, 2024

Dead sea lion, an eagle, and noticeable retreat of dunes due to wave erosion.

Ed Joyce

Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

December 21, 2023

Lots of erosion.

Ed Joyce

Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

August 18, 2023

Nothing new to report.

edjoyce

Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

July 12, 2023

Dunes have taken on summer profile and many dead crabs.

edjoyce

Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

March 15, 2023

Steep dunes typical for winter.

edjoyce