Truro, MA (Truro- Ballston Beach)

Barnstable County

Impacts Reported


Street/Road: Unspecified

Specific Impacts:

  • Impassable (overwash)

Comments: Parking lot completely flooded. Appears to be tidal flow/overwash trapped in the low-lying lot. The road leading up to the beach (South Pamet Road) was also flooded in locations- this would be from precipitation or high water levels in marshes along roads.

Marinas and Harbors
Hazardous Materials

State: Inaccessible

Comments: Couldn't get much closer to beach due to the flooded parking lot which leads to the beach path.

Coastal Structures
Natural Resources

Specific Impacts:

  • Eroded beach
  • Eroded dune
  • Overwashed beach/dune
  • Breached barrier beach

Comments: The overwash at Ballston occurred previously, but it was clear waves and water levels came up through the existing break in the beach/dunes. Wrack was in the parking lot and the marshes/grasses landward of the beach. Large waves visible crashing on shore.

Current Response


  • Other

Specific response: Beach closure

03/03/2018 | 2:30 pm

Tidal Overview

2 hours 20 minutes after high tide

Data from Provincetown (9.3 miles away)

High Tide (Predicted): 12:10 pm, 11.1'

Observed Predicted water level Report time

Weather Overview

Wind Speed: 30.1 MPH

Wind Direction: NNE (28°)

Temperature: 40℉

Rainfall (Calendar Day): 0"

Rainfall (Past 24 Hours): 1.05"

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