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Mile 99 is showing the usual changes in sand shifts and creek configurations for winter. The major change from a few months ago is the large amount of non-organic debris in the wrack lines and along the bluffs. I picked up approximately 15-20 pounds of plastics, styrofoam and rope ( 3 five gallon bags) along mile 99 over 2 days on Jan 29 and 31.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 11. Walking or running: 15.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Lots of small plastic pieces in all of the wrack lines

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Evidence of wave overtopping. There has been a significant shifting of sand in the past month. Dunes around beach rock fornations are much smaller or completely gone. High tides and storms have eroded the bluff-side dunes, moving the line farther east. Johnson Creek on the north, and Crooked Creek on the north have significantly widened banks. All expected winter changes.

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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