Report Details

mile 5 to the extent that it is accessible--from Chetco Point to 1/8 mile north of the little offshore projection just south of the condos--has changed very little since the last report. Surprisingly little debris, either land based or off shore originated. This has been an unusually quiet winter in terms of visible human activity.

Conditions

Temperature: 34 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 1.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Walking or running: 2. as above

Concerns

Apparent violations: signs of sawed driftwood.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

1 group of 5 black oyster catchersusual seagullslittle seaweed

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. 1 seagull, no bands

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

2 small squid

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

New Development

Drainage pipes.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Landslides/major boulder falls. above noted landslide is a slight increase in previously observed bluff slides just north of condo

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All Mile 5 Reports

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Mile 5

June 10, 2015

North towards Zwagg Island the tidepools were thick with the greatest diversity and quantity of sea weed I have ever encountered.

bkrause@sos.net

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Mile 5

September 10, 2014

A beautiful day at with a minus tide and fewer than expected people.

bkrause@sos.net

Mile 5

May 24, 2014

Beach is in good shape

bkrause@sos.net

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Mile 5

March 10, 2009

mile 5 to the extent that it is accessible--from Chetco Point to 1/8 mile north of the little offshore projection just south of the condos--has changed very little since the last report.

Berner

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Mile 5

December 18, 2008

Rather benign visit, given the storms of late with high wave action.

Berner

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Mile 5

August 26, 2008

Mile five seems to be generally stable except for the crumbling bluff noted above and constant shifting of the entry of Mill Creek into Macklyn Cove (an annual rearrangment).

Berner

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Mile 5

March 4, 2008

Considering the winter storms we have experienced, there has been relatively little visible impact on the shore.

Berner

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Mile 5

November 9, 2007

see above; stable, no notable changes over the summer

Berner