Mile 3 Report

January 30, 2014
by floral

Location:
Curry
Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point
Conditions:
Thursday 10:30 AM
Cloudy
50° F
Tide Level:
8.6 ft
Humans / Pets:
Activities:
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
birds. gulls & one Grebeseaweed mixed with drift wood and tree roots
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Small rocks·Wood pieces
mostly wood whole trees from river
New Development:
Modifications:
New riprap or shoreline protection structures
Brooking Harbor Port trying to stabellise the port area
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune
Port area near the small boat Launch.
Comments:
I talked to the Port Office about what is happening. no action taken
Summary:
Mile three has been busy week,trying to get the Fishing Boat Jo Marie that sank back-up and to dry land and out of the middle of the entrance of the harbor. Lots of people looking , milling around all week and Coast Guard and port personnel keeping the people from venturing too close to the mouth of the river and harbor entrance. Series of extreme High tides also had a lot of persons at the port area. the mile to the south of the river was clean and lots of sand coming in with the tide.noted that the port has moved large rock to the small boat launch area of the Harbor to try and stabe the ground from eroding into the Harbor area.
  • see pictures
    January 30, 2014
  • high tide at Beginning of mile 3
    high tide at Beginning of mile 3
    January 30, 2014
  • January 30, 2014
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2015

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2014

June 16, 2014 - bkrause@sos.net
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2009

March 6, 2009 - floral
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2008

February 6, 2008 - floral
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2007

November 30, 2007 - floral
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  • painted blue ..by the boat landing
  • head shot of red paint
November 24, 2007 - floral
Was not able, due to tides, to walk the whole mile but took pictures of the 3/4 miles I walked. The coast guard was towing in a boat, and I noticed a concrete square I had not seen before that fell...
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  • looking toward the Chetco River entrance
  • wind swept trees on cliff at sporthaven beach
  • view of Brookings Harbor looking out to sea
  • At a very low tide I walk thru this  arch rock to continue my mile to red rock
September 12, 2007 - floral
no new developments that I could see. lots of fine sand. two water ways from the cliff coming down to sea..normal springs busy parking lot, people reading paper, watching the waves, walking the...
June 20, 2007 - floral
very clean beach walk..did not pick-up any trash till I was at the port. Dirty diaper then in parking lot. other wise even the port was clean.looked like 29 campers and one tent camping .gravel...