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A beautiful, brisk Fall day on Mile 99, with very few people. There were still sand dunes along the beach from summer winds, and no signs of additional bluff erosion since last report. As has been the case for the past several weeks on Bandon beaches,  more than usual (9) dead Rhinoceros Auklets were present along the high tide line. COASST representatives are aware of this trend.

Conditions

Temperature: 48 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: E. Tide Level: 2.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 4. Other Activities: 1 person was riding a bicycle.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 13. 9 dead Rhinoceros Auklets noted along the mile of beach

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.).

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Mile 99

September 29, 2023

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

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decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 99

July 18, 2023

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

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decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 99

September 9, 2022

A quiet morning after the summer season.

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Mile 99

April 7, 2022

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

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Mile 99

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.

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Mile 99

August 23, 2021

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

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Mile 99

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.

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Mile 99

July 8, 2020

The summer has brought more sand in, and dunes developed.

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