Sand Lake Sandy Shore

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About the Sand Lake Sandy Shore

Here identified as the Sand Lake littoral cell, this sandy 10 mile segment of Oregon's coastal shoreline extends from mileage Cape Lookout to Cape Kiwanda. It is associated with the Sand Lake watershed mouth(s) and accompanying Sand Lake Estuary.

The Sand Lake sandy shore lies within Tillamook County and makes up the shoreline fronting the communities of Tierra del Mar. It consists of Dune Backed, Inlet Affected and Bluff Backed shoreline. Of this shoreline approximately 0% is urban and 50% is park. An unknown percentage of this stretch of sandy shoreline is hardened with shore protection structures. Predominant land uses include those typical of ruralsettings.

Chronic coastal hazards for the Sand Lake sandy shore include ocean flooding and erosion, inlet migration 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: Sand Lake National Recreation Area, Whalen Island State and County Parks and .

Data for the Sand Lake Sandy Shore
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Sand Lake Littoral Cell GIS Data
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