Dec 212014
 
Marine phosphorous marker.  Found on a Lincoln County Beach Sunday. Kent Gibson photo

Marine phosphorous marker. Found on a Lincoln County Beach Sunday.
Kent Gibson photo

With a series of storms like we’ve had lately here on the coast, it’s not uncommon to find all kinds of exotic objects and materials washing up on our beaches. Like this one. A military phosphorous marker. If a kid came a long and picked this thing up and took it home…well…you don’t even want to think about it.

Fortunately Kent Gibson got to it before any innocent fingers could grab it. He called 9-1-1 and they sent a hazmat team out to retrieve it. Disaster averted thanks to Mr. Gibson.

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Dec 212014
 

Schooner Creek in Taft getting some "back up" armor.  Folks work and live very close to Schooner Creek.  Ongoing tug o' war in this area... Maggie Hamlin

Schooner Creek in Taft getting some “back up” armor. Folks work and live very close to Schooner Creek. Ongoing tug o’ war in this area…
Maggie Hamlin


The "beach" off 101 and 51st. Maggie Hamlin

The “beach” off 101 and 51st.
Maggie Hamlin


The flowing liquid horsepower it took to do all this is boggling... Maggie Hamlin

The flowing liquid horsepower it took to do all this is boggling…
Maggie Hamlin

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 Posted by at 8:59 PM
Dec 212014
 

Anybody seen any sand around here lately? Waldport Glen Weaver photos

Anybody seen any sand around here lately?
Waldport
Glen Weaver photos


Woodcarvers dream down along the Waldport Seawall.

Woodcarvers dream down along the Waldport Seawall.


Near Jamie's Floating Diner Tidewater area Glen Weaver

Near Jamies Floating Diner
Tidewater area
Glen Weaver


Taylor's Landing Cafe  Glen Weaver

Taylor’s Landing Cafe
Glen Weaver


Water pouring over the riverbanks and running through the streets. Glen Weaver

Water pouring over the riverbanks and running through the streets.
Glen Weaver


Venice with evergreens

Venice with evergreens


Water just running from pasture to paster some more. Glen Weaver

Water just running from pasture to paster some more.
Glen Weaver

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 Posted by at 8:53 PM
Dec 212014
 

The Flood Warning is cancelled for the Siletz river at Siletz.
* At 7:00pm Sunday the stage was 14.6 feet / 16400 cfs.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet and flood flow is 19000 cfs.
* This river crested at 20.3 feet last night and has since fallen below flood stage. No further flooding is currently forecast.
* Forecast: this river is expected to continue falling.

The Flood Warning continues for the Siuslaw river near Mapleton.

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 Posted by at 8:00 PM
Dec 212014
 

Highway 101 2 miles south of Heceta Head.  Very steep drop off to the left. Ken Gagne

Highway 101 near Heceta Head. Very steep drop off to the left.
Ken Gagne


Hillside is giving way Ken Gagne

Hillside is giving way
Ken Gagne


ODOT trying to figure out how to work and allow one lane traffic through with flaggers.  More on Monday.

ODOT trying to figure out how to work and allow one lane traffic through with flaggers. More on Monday.

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 Posted by at 4:35 PM
Dec 212014
 
Topping the "Monday Morning To-Do List" of Newport Public Works Director Tim Gross.

Topping the “Monday Morning To-Do List” of Newport Public Works Director Tim Gross.
Greg Henton photo

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 Posted by at 3:54 PM
Dec 212014
 

Ocean is full of sediment! And Depoe Bay just got through with a big dredging!! Valerie photo

Ocean is full of sediment!
And Depoe Bay just got through with a big dredging!!
Valerie photo


Big high tide in Depoe Bay Today.  Ramps almost as high as the street!! Valerie photo

Big high tide in Depoe Bay Today. Ramps almost as high as the street!!
Valerie photo


More sediment-laden water entering Depoe Bay. Valerie photo

More sediment-laden water entering Depoe Bay.
Valerie photo

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 Posted by at 3:20 PM
Dec 212014
 

Beaver Creek area Kim Carlson

Beaver Creek area
Kim Carlson


Siletz area Lori Andersonj

Siletz area
Lori Anderson

New Boat Ramp Alsea River  Neill Crawford

New Boat Ramp
Alsea River
Neill Crawford


Happy Landing  Alsea river Neill Crawford

Happy Landing
Alsea river
Neill Crawford


Another semi-Happy Landing Alsea Rive Neill Crawford

Another semi-Happy Landing
Alsea Rive
Neill Crawford


Water pouring through yards Barclay Meadows Neill Crawford

Water pouring through yards
Barclay Meadows
Neill Crawford


Alsea River  Tidewater  Neill Crawford

Alsea River
Tidewater
Neill Crawford

Alsea River Big and Wide Neill Crawford

Alsea River
Big and Wide
Neill Crawford


Alsea River Lindsay

Alsea River
Lindsay


View of the Yaquina River from near Eddyville.  Look at the sediment even that high in the watershed. James Thomas

View of the Yaquina River from near Eddyville. Look at the sediment even that high in the watershed.
James Thomas

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 Posted by at 2:54 PM
Dec 212014
 

Little Albany  Alsea River Ken Gagne

Little Albany Loop
Alsea River
Ken Gagne

Highway 34 Ken Gagne

Highway 34
Ken Gagne


Along Highway 34 near Tidewater Ken Gagne

Along Highway 34, Barclay Meadows
Ken Gagne

Highway 34 Ken Gagne

Highway 34
Ken Gagne


Happy Landing  Alsea River Ken Gagne

Happy Landing
Alsea River
Ken Gagne


Barclay Meadows Ken Gage

Barclay Meadows
Ken Gage


Barclay Meadows Melissa

Barclay Meadows
Melissa


Drift Creek Landing Ken Gagne

Drift Creek Landing
Ken Gagne


Part of somebody's dock up the Alsea River headed for the sea.  This picture at Bayshore and 101

Part of somebody’s dock up the Alsea River headed for the sea. This picture at Bayshore and 101
Jim Bready photo


Olalla Slough, Usually nearly bone dry, Toledo Ram Papish

Olalla Slough, Usually nearly bone dry, Toledo
Ram Papish

Log jam under Siletz River Bridge, Lincoln City Courtesy photos

Log jam under Siletz River Bridge, Lincoln City
Courtesy photos

Logs piling up waiting for outgoing tide to pull them out into Siletz Bay

Logs piling up waiting for outgoing tide to pull them out into Siletz Bay

Siletz Bay Cabins Private Islands Siletz Bay

Siletz Bay Cabins
Private Islands
Siletz Bay

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 Posted by at 2:13 PM
Dec 212014
 

From ODOT

OR 229 (Siletz Hwy) is closed approximately nine miles south of the junction with US 101 in Lincoln County (MP 9). High water.

OR 126W (Florence-Eugene Hwy) is closed at Cushman, approximately three miles east of Florence (MP 3.3). These closures will be temporary and will likely be lifted when tidewater recedes.

Also closed is OR 180, Nashville Road north of Eddyville. The closure is at milepost 6.5 – high water. Will re-open when water recedes.

For future updates, click here. http://www.tripcheck.com

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 Posted by at 12:58 PM