Beaches and bluffs of Puget Sound

by Jim Johannessen

Publisher: Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in [Seattle, Wash

Written in English
Published: Pages: 27 Downloads: 526
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Subjects:

  • Coastal zone management -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound,
  • Coast changes -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound,
  • Beaches -- Environmental aspects -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound,
  • Cliffs -- Environmental aspects -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound,
  • Global warming -- Environmental aspects -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound

About the Edition

Coastal bluffs are the primary source of beach sediment along the Puget Sound shore, and their natural erosion is essential for maintaining beaches and associated nearshore habitats. Critical habitats dependent on functioning coastal systems include coastal forests, spawning beaches for forage fish (such as surf smelt), eelgrass beds, and salt marshes, all of which shape the health of salmon populations.

Edition Notes

StatementJim Johannessen and Andrea MacLennan.
SeriesValued ecosystem components report series, Technical report -- 2007-04, Technical report (Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership) -- 2007-04.
ContributionsMacLennan, Andrea., United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Seattle District., Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHT393.W2 J64 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 27 p. :
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23161403M
LC Control Number2008379145

Erosion On Bluffs. The Basics. If bluffs and beaches are allowed to erode naturally, their sand and sediment will help build up beaches as sea levels rise. But if bulkhead construction increases, more of those materials will be locked up. SHORE FRIENDLY Shore Friendly offers guidance to make protecting your property and Puget Sound . Biking Puget Sound Recreational cycling guidebook for the Seattle area. 36 mi 1, ft San Juan County, WA, US Lopez Island is the agricultural heart of the famous San Juan Islands.   Best sandy beach on Puget Sound! Review of Double Bluff County Park. Reviewed We love to come to Whidbey and hit Double Bluff beach for hours of fun. The kids love it here - when they were young they dug moats and castles and now that they are grown they love to walk the beach 5/5(73). These bluffs are often more rugged than their inland counterparts, and are more vulnerable to major erosion. Coastal bluffs, especially those in the Puget Sound region of the U.S. state of Washington, are sometimes called feeder bluffs. The constant erosion of feeder bluffs supplies (feeds) sediment to the beaches .

  “Changes to the shape and texture of a beach are subtle, slow to happen and can take decades,” Dethier said. “It took a big sample size and a range of beach types to see that geomorphic signal. To me, this is the big punch of the study.” Of Puget Sound.   “I’ve always believed that anyone could walk on the beaches,” said Jerry Reitan, a shoreline property owner who lives south of the Hood Canal bridge. “I am violently opposed to shutting off the beach. It is the one place for people to walk and not get hit by a car or bitten by a dog.” A nearby county road comes down to the beach. Whether you are cresting one of its many bluffs or enjoying a sunset walk along one of its countless beaches, Puget Sound always has a surprise. And a lesson. Educational facilities . The Action Agenda in West Puget Sound (North Central Action Area) Profile West Puget Sound (North Central Action Area) occupies the geographic center of the Puget Sound Basin. With over miles of shoreline, and extensive bluffs.

Driftwood on private beaches is presumed to be the property of the owner, and anything floating in the Sound is fair game — at least until it’s picked up by the M/V Puget, a U.S. Army Corps .

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Beaches and bluffs of Puget Sound. [Jim Johannessen; Andrea MacLennan; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Seattle District.; Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership.] -- Coastal. Coastal bluffs are the primary Beaches and bluffs of Puget Sound book of beach sediment along the Puget Sound shore, and their natural erosion is essential for maintaining beaches and associated nearshore habitats.

Critical habitats dependent on functioning coastal systems include coastal forests, spawning beaches for forage fish (such as surf smelt), eelgrass beds, and salt marshes. Get the book and look it up!). Harvey Manning has been around the Puget Sound a long time, and opens up an arcane world that not even natives and locals may know about.

Parks, bird sanctuaries, bright beaches /5(5). Beaches and bluffs of the Puget Sound region provide critical nearshore habitat functions and values for the region's fish and wildlife. Coastal bluffs are the primary source of beach. Beaches and bluffs of the Puget Sound region provide critical nearshore habitat functions and values for the region’s fish and wildlife.

Coastal bluffs are the primary source of beach Cited by: 1. This report documents the data collection, processing, and results from a series of boat-based lidar surveys conducted by the Washington State Department of Ecology Coastal Monitoring & Analysis Program (CMAP) to produce high-resolution baseline coastal topographic digital elevation models (DEMs) of beaches and bluffs around the Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Whenever I have a question about plants, animals, geology, weather, tides, or history of the Puget Sound region, this well-organized book is the place I start.

Kruckeberg is amazingly comprehensive and knowledgeable. The book Cited by: Mapping Puget Sound bluffs and beaches We conducted a series of boat-based lidar surveys at 16 sites spanning about miles of shoreline and more than two dozen drift cells from through This critical work by our Coastal Monitoring and Analysis Program (CMAP) staff collected high-resolution, topographic data about Puget Sound.

bluffs are more prevalent in north and central Puget Sound where erosion rates are more rapid and beaches are often more extensive. The study focused on the distribution of existing feederFile Size: 5MB.

There are many beaches throughout the Puget Sound region that have shallow sandy topography. One easy way to find these beaches is to go to the Internet and use Google "Earth"--shallow waters are clearly visible in the satellite views in most areas. The best beaches. Puget Sound has more than 1, miles of beaches, most built from sand and gravel eroded from nearby bluffs.

Puget Sound's glacial history and unique geology make these feeder bluffs an important source of beach sediment. Knowing where feeder bluffs are located helps us protect them and the beaches. The Geomorphology of Puget Sound Beaches Technical Report The Geomorphology of Puget Sound Beaches in this report and for suggesting that I read Pugh’s book which greatly helped me; Hugh Shipman, Ralph Haugerud and Guy Gelfenbaum for the bluffs rise up to another m or more above the beach.

Sand Gravel beaches are the most common kind in Puget Sound, but they can also be spotted on the coast (like on Tokeland’s Willapa Bay side). Though they suck for playing volleyball, the small-stone beaches.

Beyond the Beach More information on beaches, bluffs, and the "nearshore" environment and what you can do to help keep it healthy. Learn More About the Science. State of the Nearshore Ecosystem Report If you're interested in learning more about the Puget Sound ecosystem and why your beach.

Sediment supplied from eroding bluffs is important for sustaining Puget Sound beaches and the nearshore ecosystem. Under present shoreline development trends and rising sea levels, sediment.

particles of clay, silt, sand, gravel. The geology of Washington’s coast and Puget Sound is complex and beautiful. These attributes make Washington a great place to live, work and play. While many derive their livelihoods directly from these resources, we all depend on healthy coast and Puget Sound.

Sediments moving in opposite directions on the same beach can come together and pile up, forming sand spits, such as Dungeness Spit near Sequim and many smaller spits throughout Puget Sound.

Dungeness Spit. Coastal bluffs are the most prevalent landform type in the Puget Sound region, accounting for over 1, miles (or % by length) of the region’s shore. Coastal bluff recession provides critical sediment supply to Puget Sound beaches.

A minute hike from North Beach (also not too shabby a site for sea glass), the area known locally as Glass Beach lies at the foot of a bluff that once served as the town dump.

Although. This is when searuns tend to scatter. Cast parallel to the beach and fish the water's edge if you're fishing the high tide. Because of banks, vegetation, and piles of driftwood above the high tide level on most Puget Sound beaches Author: Leland Miyawaki.

Bluffs are present along the majority of Puget Sound shores (Shipman, and ), and the input of sediment. from these bluffs is thought to account for the large majority of the total sediment input to Puget Sound beaches (Keuler, ; Shipman, ).

Beaches File Size: 2MB. Port Townsend is on the northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula where Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca meet.

The starting point is North Beach, an excellent place to find beach. Phase 2 builds on Phase 1 data to create tools for prioritizing the protection and restoration of Puget Sound beaches and bluffs, developing metrics to address sediment particles of clay, silt, sand, gravel, or cobble, transported by water, are called sediment.

supply processes, forage fish spawning support, and pocket beaches. The USGS Puget Sound Ecosystem Portfolio Model (PSEPM) is a decision support tool that uses scenarios to evaluate where, when and to what extent future population growth, urban growth and shoreline development may threaten the nearshore environment by (Byrd et al., ).

The tool focuses on threats to barrier and bluff-backed beaches. These data were used to produce high-resolution baseline coastal topographic digital elevation models (DEMs) of beaches and bluffs around the Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca.

The best Puget Sound beaches for families Originally published July 2, at am Updated July 7, at pm For many people, including the famed Dr. Beach. In the Puget Sound area, feeder bluffs range in height from a few feet to more than feet.

As sea levels rise due to climate change, naturally-eroding bluffs will help build up higher beaches. This round of Required Reading is dedicated to the place we at Powell's Books call home: the great Pacific Northwest. Whether you're from the area or you simply appreciate the region for.

Agates DO NOT wash up from the depths of Puget Sound. They erode out of bluffs and enter the "conveyor belt" of a nearshore drift cell.

This is the opportunity for them to be. Jim was the lead author for the Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines for WDFW and Beaches and Bluffs of Puget Sound white paper for the Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership and the Corps of Engineers. Puget Sound’s beaches are a story of sand and gravel eroded from nearby bluffs and transported by longshore drift to hundreds of small spits and barrier beaches.

West Point is typical of these Puget Sound shorelines, with its mixed sand and gravel beach, piles of driftwood, and high, forested bluffs .Part 1. New numbers show progress in the state’s efforts to remove shoreline armoring, but they don’t tell the whole story.

For the second year in a row, more shoreline armoring — such as rock and concrete bulkheads — has been removed than constructed in Puget Sound.Aug 2, - Explore richardkbenson2's board "Tide Pooling in the Puget Sound and around" on Pinterest.

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