Coquille River Estuary



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About the Coquille River Estuary

The Coquille River estuary is located on the Oregon coast at Bandon, Coquille and Myrtle Point. The estuary is approximately 1082 acres in area and has a watershed of approximately 1058 square miles.

The Coquille River estuary is designated as a Shallow Draft Development estuary under the Oregon Estuary Classification system. The geomorphology of the area is that of a Drowned River Mouth estuary.

The Coquille River estuary is located in Coos County. Timber and fishing are the foundation of the county's economy. The area also produces large quantities of shell fish. In addition vacation and recreational possibilities, such as the National Dunes Recreation Area and many state parks, attract tourists to the area and provide an additional economic stimulus. There are several port districts in the county: Port of Coos Bay founded in 1909, Port of Coquille River founded in 1912, and Port of Bandon founded in 1913. Coos Bay is considered the best natural harbor between San Francisco Bay and the Puget Sound and the Port of Coos Bay is the largest forest products shipper in world. The first census in 1860 showed a population in Coos County of 445. The 1997 population of 61,400 represented a 1.9% increase over the 1990 population.

In a forest behind overgrown dunes, Bullard's Beach State Park's campground is sheltered from the beach's north winds. Picnic lawns are a stone's throw from the Coquille River and a popular boat ramp. Shorebirds, geese, ducks, and osprey visit the salt marsh of the Coquille River estuary. Visit the North Jetty near the lighthouse to watch brown pelicans dive for fish.


Data for the Coquille River Estuary
[59 Records Listed]

Coquille River Estuary GIS Data
Data Layer
Source
Scale
Year
Download
OCMP
1,000
1979
OCMP
1,000
1986
OCMP
1,000
1979
OCMP
1,000
1986
OCMP
1,000
1986
OCMP
1,000
1979
NOAA
10,000
2000
ODA
200,000
1999
ODFW
100,000
1998
USACE
100,000
1995
ODFW
100,000
1998
FEMA
24,000
1998
BLM
50,000
1993
USGS
500,000
1993
USFS
24,000
2000
DOGAMI
50,000
1992
OWRD
100,000
1999
BLM
24,000
1999
ODFW
100,000
1999
Ecotrust
58,000
1857-1872
USFS
12,000
1994
USFWS
58,000
1995
USFS
24,000
1996
SSCGIS
100,000
1993
DLCD
24,000
1999
EPA
100,000
1996
USGS
24,000
1997
USFS
12,000
1994
BLM
24,000
1999
DEQ
100,000
1998
USFS
24,000
1999
BLM
24,000
1995
ODFW
100,000
1998
TIGER
100,000
1998
EPA
Unknown
1998
SSCGIS
250,000
1914
USFS
24,000
1999
BLM
250,000
1900
OWRD
24,000
1999
ODFW
100,000
1998
DLCD
100,000
1986
OCMP
10,000
1945
USGS
24,000
1994
USGS
24,000
1994
USGS
24,000
1994
USGS
24,000
1994
USGS
24,000
1994
USGS
24,000
1994
USGS
24,000
1993
USGS
24,000
1973
USGS
24,000
1973
USGS
24,000
1980
USGS
24,000
1999
USGS
24,000
1983
OCMP
0.25 m
2005
OCMP
50,000
2014
OCMP
50,000
2014
OCMP
50,000
2014
OCMP
50,000
2014

[59 Records Listed]


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