Newbury, MA (plum island center south)

Essex County

Impacts Reported


Street/Road: Unspecified

Specific Impacts:

  • Splashover
  • Impacted, but passable

Comments: Clear signs of splash-over from the top of the tide. The Center had sand out into the intersection with roadway. Beach to the North stable and exposed. South of center impacted. Snow fence down or gone. Further south more noteable. Rock faced dune still being hit with surf hours after high tide. Dartmouth to Harvard has no beach visible at this tide. Surf still running up to rocks. Some movement of rock detected. Photos to follow.

Marinas and Harbors
Hazardous Materials

State: Accessible

Coastal Structures
Natural Resources

Specific Impacts:

  • Damaged sand fencing
  • Eroded beach
  • Eroded dune
  • Overwashed beach/dune

Comments: Beach from just north of the Dartmouth jetty to beyond the Harvard jetty is clearly the focal point of the surf. The area between Dartmouth and Harvard at half tide still had no uncovered beach. Surf continued to wash up against the rock faced dune. Some downward movement of rock in some areas detected. Sand being washed out form behind in some areas as well. South of the Center showed progressively worse conditions with the worst being described above. Photos to follow.

Current Response


  • None

01/24/2017 | 11:59 am

Tidal Overview

3 hours 17 minutes after high tide

Data from Plum Island, Merrimack River Entrance (1.5 miles away)

High Tide (Predicted): 8:42 am, 8'

Observed Predicted water level Report time

Weather Overview

Wind Speed: 18.6 MPH

Wind Direction: NNE (20°)

Temperature: 37℉

Rainfall (Calendar Day): 0.028"

Rainfall (Past 24 Hours): 1.26"

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