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Late August  along Mile 99 shows noticably lower sand dunes than in previous years. Both Johnson and Crooked Creeks are at very low levels less than 2 inches deep as they enter the ocean. There is more erosion of the bluff along the east bank of Johnson Creek, with large gorse roots exposed.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 24. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 23. Other Activities: 1 person riding a bicycle.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 2 dead gulls in advanced decomposition state

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.).

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. Newly exposed gorse roots along the east bank of Johnson Creek. photos included

Report Images

Johnson Creek is at a low level.
Johnson Creek mouth
Johnson Creek east bank
Johnson Creek east bank exposed gorse roots
Johnson Creek east bank exposed gorse roots
Sand Dunes are lower than usual for August
There are low dunes all along mile 99 right now
Crooked Creek is at a low level
Crooked Creek mouth
Crooked Creek lagoon is very small

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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