Truro, MA (Truro- Ballston Beach)
03/03/2018 | 2:30 pm
- 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
Comments: Couldn't get much closer to beach due to the flooded parking lot which leads to the beach path.
- 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.
Specific response: Beach closure