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Oregon Beaches Eroding

Written by Pat Boyle on December 10, 2013

 

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pat.boyle@kxl.com

A new report says a number of Oregon beaches are eroding faster  than they have in the past. The U.S. Geological Survey blames it on not as much sand coming out of rivers as well as bigger waves and rising sea levels.

The agency looked at beach erosion in the lower 48 states. The study says more than a dozen of 17 stretches of beach in Oregon have changed since the 1960′s. Neskowin and Beverly Beach have each lost about three feet of beach a year since that time.

Beaches in Southwest Washington fared better than those in Oregon thanks to sand build up from the Columbia River.

 

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