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Mussel Creek channel is meandering, narrower and deepening. This mile remains relatively free of human/marine-caused debris.The new signage at the Arizona Beach end and Sisters Rocks end makes clear what is permissible and what is not. Unfortunately, the sign at the Sisters Rocks is behind the access gate, so vehicles can continue to enter and claim "oblivion" to the sign -- "just didn't notice" -- prohibiting vehicle entry.

Conditions

Temperature: 61 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Playing in sand: 2. Sitting: 1. Surfing: 1. Other Activities: 2 picnicking. A bit treacherous (riptides) for surfing at the Sisters Rock entry area.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Kingfisher, Canadian geese pair, American Kestrel, 10 Black oystercatchers, aka BLOY (mixed group of 8 - adults and juveniles; 1 adult pair, separate from group)

Driftline Content

Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Evidence of wave overtopping, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

Bluffs taking a beating during high storms season.

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January 12, 2017

This is not a full report -- a placeholder for our 4th qrtr 2016 observations.

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September 9, 2016

Beautiful day on beautiful beach.

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April 2, 2016

Mussel Ck.

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December 19, 2015

The mile could not be accessed from Arizona Beach -- Mussel Creek was impassable; the southern access from Frankport site was flooded, we parked in the area south of that.

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August 26, 2015

Tracks of apparently illegal vehicle spotted.

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June 22, 2015

Seasonal sands have arrived, making this mile very accessible.

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March 19, 2015

Mussel Creek channel is meandering, narrower and deepening.

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November 16, 2014

Mussel Creek continues to flow south to north, and then west to join the ocean.

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