Truro, MA (Truro- Ballston Beach)

Barnstable County

Impacts Reported


Street/Road: Unspecified

Specific Impacts:

  • Impassable (overwash)

Comments: Parking lot is closed, was totally flooded at high tide and during 3/3 storm.

Marinas and Harbors

Specific Impacts:

  • Water flow around or under buildings

Comments: It appears that the bluff eroded underneath several houses on the shoreline. There were 2-3 exposed pipes- I'm unclear what they were (perhaps wells).

Hazardous Materials

State: Damaged foot/bike path

Coastal Structures
Natural Resources

Specific Impacts:

  • Eroded beach
  • Eroded dune
  • Eroded bank/bluff
  • Overwashed beach/dune
  • Wrack on wetlands

Comments: The initial barrier breach occurred in 2013, but tidal flow and waves went through the breach during this storm and the storm on 3/3. NPS has mapped the overwash width, analysis pending. It appears that water flowed up through the breach, to the parking lot and upland wetlands, depositing sand and leaving wrack behind.

Current Response

03/08/2018 | 9:30 am

Tidal Overview

5 hours 41 minutes after high tide

Data from Provincetown (9.3 miles away)

High Tide (Predicted): 3:49 am, 9.5'

Observed Predicted water level Report time

Weather Overview

Wind Speed: 22.4 MPH

Wind Direction: NW (318°)

Temperature: 34℉

Rainfall (Calendar Day): 0.001"

Rainfall (Past 24 Hours): 0.9"

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