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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1008

National Assessment of Shoreline Change: A GIS Compilation of Vector Shorelines and Associated Shoreline Change Data for the Pacific Northwest Coast

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By Meredith Kratzmann, Emily A. Himmelstoss, Peter Ruggiero, E. Robert Thieler, and David Reid

Aerial view of the Salmon River Estuary exiting into the Pacific Ocean

At the border between Lincoln and Tillamook Counties, Oregon, lies the small Salmon River estuary. As is typical of coastal geology along the northern Oregon coast, the estuary exits into the Pacific Ocean between the ruggedly beautiful Cascade Head to the north and a small sand spit to the south. Photograph by Erica Harris, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.


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Suzette M. Kimball, Acting Director

U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia: 2013


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Kratzmann, Meredith, Himmelstoss, E.A., Ruggiero, Peter, Thieler, E.R., and Reid, David, 2013, The National assessment of shoreline shange—A GIS compilation of vector shorelines and associated shoreline change data for the Pacific Northwest coast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1008,

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