Report Details

Shells, animal casings and small rocks in the driftline. Practically no trash. No human impact. ATV tracks going north and south on the beach. The mouth of New River is quite narrow (10-20 feet) and is probably shallow but flowing strongly. To the south, the river has meandered twice to the west. At one location, the river now flows over a visible rock fomation, making a gurgling sound. Somewhat farther south, the river meanders again westward, creating a high bluff in the dunes and necessitating a detour to the top of the dunes. This is the second major change seen in New River in over 20 years! The first was when Twomile Creek and New River joined to form a common outlet to the sea. The changes in New River seen today indicates a definite tendency of the river to bend westward again south of where it currently enters the ocean. Old maps show the river entering the ocean to the south of its current outlet. It possibly may form a new more southerly outflow to the ocean in the future.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Number of dogs: 1. ATV tracks going north and south on the beach.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks. Very small pebbles in a few places.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. See Comments about changes in New River.

Actions & Comments

The mouth of New River is quite narrow (10-20 feet) and is probably shallow but flowing strongly. To the south, the river has meandered twice to the west. At one location, the river now flows over a visible rock fomation, making a gurgling sound. Somewhat farther south, the river meanders again westward, creating a high bluff in the dunes and necessitating a detour to the top of the dunes. This is the second major change seen in New River in over 20 years! The first was when Twomile Creek and New River joined to form a common outlet to the sea. The changes in New River seen today indicates a definite tendency of the river to bend westward again south of where it currently enters the ocean. Old maps show the river entering the ocean to the south of its current outlet. It possibly may form a new more southerly outflow to the ocean in the future.

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May 1, 2016

Accessed mile by rowing down Fourmile Creek and beaching on west side of New River.

John Hull

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March 13, 2014

Dead lamb and salmon on the beach.

Volunteer Trainer

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November 23, 2013

More people than we have ever seen on a beach walk before, two fishermen in small powered boat on new River, one fisherman walking, and what appeared to be a family of three walking South along the West Bank of the New River.

John Hull

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June 19, 2013

Warm day, beach wide and fairly flat, pretty clean with occasional kelp, few jellies, dozens of crab carapaces, a few broken Sand Dollars, feathers, and some other crab parts.

John Hull

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November 4, 2012

Saw pelican with injured wing walking on beach and a dead baby sealion and three dead birds (just partial carcasses).

John Hull

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April 5, 2012

Once again no people nor signs of people.

John Hull

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October 18, 2011

Beach sand and wet sand very clean.

John Hull

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September 19, 2011

Beach was very clean.

H Witschi