Figure 21. Shoreline change map at Popham Beach State Park from 2005 shown in the photo to 2011. From 2005 to 2007 as much as 500 feet of the open dune field at Center Beach was removed by erosion. Between 2007 and 2009 erosion moved eastward taking out additional dunes where the Fox Island tombolo connects to the beach. From 2009 to 2011 the area removed by erosion lessened slightly but the entire shoreline from West Beach to East Beach continued to erode. Real-time kinetic GPS was used for the 2007 and 2009 shorelines by MGS summer interns J. Howard and L. Wurst. A Garmine 12Map GPS was used to measure the January 2010 shoreline. Air photo (8-23-05) courtesy of the Maine Office of GIS and Department of Marine Resources. Graphic by S. M. Dickson, MGS.
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Last updated on July 6, 2011