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Mile 99 is now mostly flat, without the sand dunes seen on the last survey. Johnson Creek on the north end and Crooked Creek on the south end are both running at only ankle height max depth. A few of the oceanfront homes have cleared the gorse from the bluffs in front of them with no replacement planted as yet.

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 1.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 43. Number of dogs: 12. Walking or running: 26. Other Activities: 15 horseback riders and 1 person was flying over the beach in a motorized hang glider (he also landed on the beach a few times).

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). The wrack line was relatively clean with minimal non-organic debris

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. Vegetated foredune along Johnson Creek has lost more sand since last survey.

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Gorse roots are exposed along the foredune
Foredune along Johnson Creek has lost some sand since last survey.
Gorse roots are exposed along Johnson Creek
Oceanfront homes have recently had gorse cleared from the bluffs with no replacement planting as yet.
Solid bluff formation for comparison to previous surveys for erosion.

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Mile 99

Bandon State Park, Devils Kitchen, Haystack Rock

January 7, 2024

A rainy day at low tide.

Teri Spencer

Mile 99

Bandon State Park, Devils Kitchen, Haystack Rock

September 29, 2023

Post summer survey of Mile 99 showed movement of Johnson creek approx 1/4 mile north from last survey.

tbowspencer

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 99

Bandon State Park, Devils Kitchen, Haystack Rock

July 18, 2023

There is little change on mile 99 since the last survey.

tbowspencer

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 99

Bandon State Park, Devils Kitchen, Haystack Rock

September 9, 2022

A quiet morning after the summer season.

tbowspencer

Mile 99

Bandon State Park, Devils Kitchen, Haystack Rock

April 7, 2022

Mile 99 is now mostly flat, without the sand dunes seen on the last survey.

tbowspencer

Mile 99

Bandon State Park, Devils Kitchen, Haystack Rock

November 22, 2021

Although there has been over 9 inches of rain since October 1, both creeks (Johnson and Crooked) on mile 99 are at lower than expected levels of max depth of approx 5 inches at usual crossing spots.

tbowspencer

Mile 99

Bandon State Park, Devils Kitchen, Haystack Rock

August 23, 2021

Late August  along Mile 99 shows noticably lower sand dunes than in previous years.

tbowspencer

Mile 99

Bandon State Park, Devils Kitchen, Haystack Rock

February 2, 2021

Mile 99 shows effects of the winter storms, with expansion of the creeks (Johnson on the south, and Crooked Creek to the north) and erosion of the foredunes.

tbowspencer