Storm damage to the beaches 2010.03.01

Once again, coastal erosion has hit the beaches as the astronomically high tides coincided with a storm.  High tides continue all week, and the beaches are now much more vulnerable to further damage.

 

Paines Creek Landing is now closed due to the storm damage.  As the image below shows, the north end of the lot has lost more pavement, and the protective dune we placed there is gone.

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Looking at the western side of the lot from the north, you can see the protective dune is mostly reduced, and entirely washed out at the southern end.  Many of the sandbags are now buried or out of place; they did a good job at absorbing the storm energy, however.

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Here's a shot showing the washover into the lot where the southern portion of the artificial dune was washed over.

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Update for March 3:  Higher tides and wind are starting to drop.  We'll regroup after the weekend.

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Tourist from up north came by as well:

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Mants Landing and Saints Landing also show quite a bit of erosion; here's where the dune protecting Mants has been reduced to show the rocks formerly under the dune.  Waves were crashing into the lot.

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Breakwater Landing lost the protective dune we'd put in place, and has more pavement undermined.  Little Breakwater at the end of the road has a 4
-foot dropoff from the path down to the beach off the eroded bank.

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Ellis Landing was very hard hit, with additional damage to the revetment, and a large area of the pavement now undermined.

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March 3 update:

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Point of Rocks beach had little damage.  Moving further west, Spruce Hill's dunes are severely eroded.

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Linnell Landing held up well, with mostly issues with debris on the beach.  The small dune between the two entrances is reduced in size as well.

 

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