Observations of Washington State Landscapes, Geology, Geography, Ecology, History and Land Use
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Storm Surge Driftwood Rim at Penn Cove
I wrapped up my field days with a low bank site on Whidbey Island. The folks there indicated that the storm had generated the highest water they had seen in over 10 years. I noted several places the past two days where water had been high including drift wood up over the bulkhead at the end of Adams Street in Port Townsend and evidence of water and driftwood along a few low bank roads. The high water left a driftwood rim well up and inland from the beach at the head of Penn Cove.
Dan McShane is an engineering geologist with Stratum Group, a geology and environmental consulting company based in Bellingham, Washington. Dan has been reading Washington State landscapes since driving across the Horse Heaven Hills with his father and brother in 1970. Dan's wife has started painting Washington landscapes. The intent of this blog is to help all Washington travelers better understand the landscapes we see and share field observations.