Mile 209

Ona Beach north of Beaver Creek, Tracy Creek
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.530911110820
Longitude: -124.074603094050
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from Yaquina Bay (44° 37.0374', Mile 215), southerly to the Lincoln County-Lane County line (44° 16.5774', Mile 190).
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Ona Beach north of Beaver Creek, Tracy Creek
Mile 209 Reports (28)

2015

March 20, 2015 - stella

More re-work on riprap construction under permit BA-687-13. The project, started in November 2013, is now on its third contractor. Not sure what is going on with this mountain of sand, but it looks like the contractor is burying a lot of riprap. CoastWatch reported that the seawall reported on...read more

2014

March 7, 2014 - bloeffel
Considerable freshwater aquatic vegetation on woody debris.Re-work on rip rap construction under permit BA-687-13 the following is offered looking back from Mar. 28, 2014. picture and detailed description includedread more

2013

December 18, 2013 - bloeffel
Uneventful on a clean beach except for the riprapping discussed above.read more
September 30, 2013 - bloeffel
The feature catching my eye were the piles of kelp strewn over the beach. I counted 45 large - small to medium car size - along the mile and many, many single pieces and small piles of kelp over much of the beach. It was a recent happening, probably done...read more
June 14, 2013 - bloeffel
Summer high beach sands were being built by the Northwest winds. Beach gradients checked were 1 foot in 18 or 19 feet. The beach was almost free of debris and litter in part because of the sand cover now in place.read more
March 16, 2013 - bibliona
I walked north from Ona Beach and found a few small plastic items with Japanese writing on them. Then we found two large wooden beams that seemed made to fit together, a plastic container that had held acid, but was empty, which had Singapore on the label, and a long...read more
  • Phosphoric acid container
  • Large wooden beam
  • The two beams seem made to fit together.
  • Length of bamboo, about 15 feet long.
March 14, 2013 - bloeffel
No significant problems or actions taken. Sanderlings beginning to show breeding colors. Erosion (fallen blocks of material 100 cubic yards or greater) observed in several places. Creek washout placed earth and old glass bottles on the beach at one location.read more

2012

December 14, 2012 - bloeffel
This week had the highest tides of the year, but they were not accompanied by high surf conditions. Nevertheless there was considerable sand moved from high on the beach to the lower beach. The high beach and lower part of the elevated portion of the beach/bluff was swept clean of...read more
June 25, 2012 - bloeffel
Surprisingly steep gradient from bluff to water line for this time of year.read more

2011

December 3, 2011 - bloeffel
The beach from end to end was unusually flat and free - clean - of debris including the usual wrack line material. I was going to include a picture of conditions, but couldn't make things come together. Perhaps another time.read more
September 7, 2011 - bloeffel
This is a routine survey report as there was no activity or change noted except for the annual NW wind driven build-up of sand on the upper beach.Dead birds as noted in the regular weekly surveys I do on this section of beach, have been relatively scarce this year.read more
June 26, 2011 - bloeffel
The general mood of the weather during this period has been relatively easy, soft with some harder sw wind. While May and June were wet, there weren't strong winds and only one burst of west wind coming in late April that put much debris on the beach. At the time...read more
March 6, 2011 - bloeffel
Winter storms usually removes sand and often leaves the beach free of man-made and natural debris. Such was the case this time. Two small slides had occurred, one of which undercut a bit the very highest level of bluff face.Note! An editing change has been made to the 209...read more

2010

December 7, 2010 - bloeffel
The beach armoring approved under OPRD permit 644-10 was begun and completed in mid-Novembber. They did obsrve the approved beach encroachment of 6 feet. The rocks were covered with a layer of beach sand over their face.(EDIT CHANGE)The lower portions, which are washed into or away from the underlying of...read more
September 8, 2010 - bloeffel
While this report was filed in late October the survey was done on September 8 just 2 days before we left on a 16 day trip hense the late filing. Things were normal for late summer with a sand buildup on the high beach and many clumps of eel grass...read more
June 12, 2010 - bloeffel
The major change from all previous reports for this mile was a paving of the wrack line with pieces of plastic as described below.West winds during March and in particular April deposited, almost paved a 10 to 15 foot wide swath along the wrack line with particulate plastic from pin...read more
March 7, 2010 - bloeffel
Oregon Dep't of Parks & Rec has issued a notice of an application for a beach-armoring project filed for property in South Beach, a bit south of Lost Creek. If ten requests for a hearing on this project are received by March 20, a hearing will be called. Details on...read more

2009

September 20, 2009 - bloeffel
I found one heavy plastic canvas tote bag, about 1' x 2' x 3.5'. There was a beach clean up on the 19th which may or may not have covered this beach. The canvas bag should have been picked up if the cleaners covered this beach.read more
May 31, 2009 - bloeffel
The beach was smooth from north to south with gradient seaward on the north end of 1 foot in 24 and of 1 foot in 27 feet at Wandemere. Considerable sand was blown to higher beach. Six rough-winged swallows were at the nesting site in the bluff just north of...read more
March 18, 2009 - bloeffel
There were car tracks at lost creek in two tight circle patterns. On September 15 I was walking on this mile at 9:00 am and found a log, 1 by 4 feet, still burning from some partying the night before. There were also cloths and fireworks remains around. I took...read more

2008

December 20, 2008 - bloeffel
Recent big tides and an off-shore developed heavy surf stripped much of he sand from the upper beach, in some places down to the underlay. The upper beach gradient at the north end of the unit was one foot in 24 feet, and the lower beach was less steep. The...read more
September 14, 2008 - bloeffel
The beach was generally pretty clean; there was little human-derived driftline debris. Natural debris included sea palms, etc., and some mole crab thoraxes from bird-eaten animals. The beach had assumed a flat upper beach bordered by a steep face. Beach gradients were not estimated.read more
March 7, 2008 - bloeffel
By the first of the year much of the sand accumulated over the summer had left the beach and shortly thereafter rock started moving in, a lot of it relatively small. The sand eventually was removed down to the underlaying mudstone some of which froze in January, then separated into...read more

2007

December 17, 2007 - bloeffel
The recent heavy weather and surf had removed much sand from the beach and scattered rock from the bluff-base burn over the mid beach. I did not see new gravel beds. The gray whale that is buried at the dune grass line at the south end of survey mile 209...read more
September 21, 2007 - bloeffel
There were car tracks at Lost Creek in two tight circle patterns. On September 15 I was walking on this mile at 9:00AM and found a 4' log, still burning from some partying the night before. There were also cloths and fireworks remains around. I took the trail to the...read more
July 26, 2007 - bloeffel
The beach was smooth with little rock from north to south and bluff to surf edge with a gradient of about 1 foot drop for 20 feet of run at the north end and 1 for 18 at Wandemere. Considerable heavy brown dead plankton scum was present in the Wandemere area.read more
June 10, 2007 - bloeffel
there was little human derived drift line debris. A few pieces of dried bull kelp were high on the beach and 30 or more small clumps of sea palm at the wrack line. Wood pieces: 126 of size 20 to 30 lbs to tree trunks, Rope: 3 small pieces. Plastic/other:...read more
March 10, 2007 - bloeffel
The beach gradient was steep even though underlay was showing some in the higher beach. Rock that came onto much of the beach in February has been worked to the high area adjacent to the bluff, producing gradients of one foot drop for 15 feet of run near the north...read more