Our observations point to the occurrence of overwash even during the high-tide of the nigth before the survey. We could still see the difference between wet sand (from overwash) and dry sand on top of the barrier.
|Overwash intrusion can be identified by the difference between wet and dry sand.|
|Overwash maximum intrusion can be identified by the difference between wet and dry sand, and also by some debris at the edge.|
|On this site, only a subtle change is noticed from a distance, but looking closely a centimetre difference in elevation corresponds to a thin layers of overwash deposition, which masks the overwash intrusion.|
|Often, we use this wook trunk for reference and location.|
|Getting in and out of the cold water was tough.|
|We do allow people to enter the barrier island, in spite of the signs...|