Report Details

Nothing unusual.  Dunes are taking on a steep winter profile and formerly buried boulders are being exposed on the beach due to erosion.  This area is undergoing significant erosion.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: -1.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Gulls

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Wood pieces, Styrofoam. Very little marine debris.

New Development

Bluff development. Dunes taking on steep winter profiles.

Natural Changes

Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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Mile 340

South Jetty Columbia River, Fort Stevens SP

November 22, 2023

Nothing unusual.

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Mile 340

South Jetty Columbia River, Fort Stevens SP

October 24, 2023

Nothing important to note.

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Mile 340

South Jetty Columbia River, Fort Stevens SP

September 23, 2023

Small amounts of marine debris were reported on NOAA's Marine Debris survey report.

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Mile 340

South Jetty Columbia River, Fort Stevens SP

June 15, 2023

Dunes are taking on less steep slopes - see photos.

edjoyce

Mile 340

South Jetty Columbia River, Fort Stevens SP

May 13, 2023

Dead sea lion, which had been shot with a shot gun, and direct evidence of continued eastward migration of eroding dunes

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Mile 340

South Jetty Columbia River, Fort Stevens SP

April 13, 2023

Dune retreat continues.

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Mile 340

South Jetty Columbia River, Fort Stevens SP

February 14, 2023

Steep dune faces typical for winter.

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Mile 340

South Jetty Columbia River, Fort Stevens SP

October 26, 2022

Have not done this walk in a long time due to work being done on south jetty.

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