Coos Sandy Shore



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About the Coos Sandy Shore

Here identified as the Coos littoral cell, this sandy 60 mile segment of Oregon's coastal shoreline extends from mileage Heceta Head to Cape Arago. It is associated with the Siuslaw, Umpqua, Coos and Millacoma rivers mouth(s) and accompanying Siuslaw, Umpqua, Coos Bay Estuaries.

The Coos sandy shore lies within Lane, Douglas and Coos County and makes up the shoreline fronting the communities of Florence, North Bend, Coos Bay and Charleston. It consists of Dune Backed and Bluff Backed shoreline. Of this shoreline approximately 5.8% is urban and 85.2% 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 Coos sandy shore include ocean flooding and erosion, landsliding and sloughing and sand inundation. Catastrophic hazards include earthquakes, and the groundshaking, subsidence, landsliding, liquefaction, and tsunami that accompany them.

Key recreational facilities and cultural features include: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Sunset Bay State Park, Cape Arago State Park, Shore Acres State Park and the Cape Arago Lighthouse.


Data for the Coos Sandy Shore
[21 Records Listed]

Coos Littoral Cell GIS Data
Data Layer
Source
Scale
Year
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OCMP
20,000
1928
OCMP
20,000
1928
OCMP
20,000
1928
OCMP
10,000
1971
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
1994
USGS
24,000
1973
USGS
24,000
1984
USGS
24,000
1985
USGS
24,000
1984
USGS
24,000
1985
ODOT
6,000
1967
ODOT
6,000
1967
ODOT
6,000
1967
ODOT
6,000
1967
OCMP
0.25 m
2005

[21 Records Listed]


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