Cannon Sandy Shore

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About the Cannon Sandy Shore

Here identified as the Cannon littoral cell, this sandy 13.5 mile segment of Oregon's coastal shoreline extends from mileage Tillamook Head to Cape Falcon. It is associated with the no major river mouth(s) and accompanying estuary.

The Cannon sandy shore lies within Clatsop and Tillamook County and makes up the shoreline fronting the communities of Cannon Beach. It consists of Bluff Backed and Dune Backed shoreline. Of this shoreline approximately 27.4% is urban and 40.7% is park. An unknown percentage of this stretch of sandy shoreline is hardened with shore protection structures. Predominant land uses include those typical of urban, ruralsettings.

Chronic coastal hazards for the Cannon sandy shore include ocean flooding and erosion, sand inundation, and landsliding and sloughing. Catastrophic hazards include earthquakes, and the groundshaking, subsidence, landsliding, liquefaction, and tsunami that accompany them.

Key recreational facilities and cultural features include: Ecola State Park, Oswald West State Park and Haystack Rock.

Data for the Cannon Sandy Shore
[3 Records Listed]

Cannon Littoral Cell GIS Data
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[3 Records Listed]

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