Humbug Sandy Shore



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About the Humbug Sandy Shore

Here identified as the Humbug littoral cell, this sandy 13.5 mile segment of Oregon's coastal shoreline extends from mileage Port Orford Heads to Sisters Rocks. It is associated with the no major river mouth(s) and accompanying estuary.

The Humbug sandy shore lies within Curry County and makes up the shoreline fronting the communities of Port Orford. It consists of Bluff Backed and Dune Backed shoreline. Of this shoreline approximately 20% is urban and 31.8% 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 Humbug sandy shore include landsliding and sloughing and ocean flooding and erosion. Catastrophic hazards include earthquakes, and the groundshaking, subsidence, landsliding, liquefaction, and tsunami that accompany them.

Key recreational facilities and cultural features include: Port Orford Heads, Battle Rock State Park and Battle Rock Wayside.


Data for the Humbug Sandy Shore
[4 Records Listed]

Humbug Littoral Cell GIS Data
Data Layer
Source
Scale
Year
Download
NOAA
40,000
1999
USGS
24,000
1999
USGS
24,000
1994
ODOT
6,000
1967

[4 Records Listed]


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