Figure 1. The Old Morse River channel in 2010 was offshore of the west bath house at Popham Beach State Park and a linear beach and pitch pine maritime forest fronted the structure. Since 2010 the Old Morse River has been choked with sand from the sand bar in the center of the picture and from sand carried up from the bottom of the photo. The accumulation of sand in the old channel has forced it to meander (curve) farther inland and threaten to undermine the bath house and leach field (the open area above the bath house and parking lot on the right). Photo taken March 10, 2010 courtesy of J. Picher, DOC. Annotation by S. M. Dickson, MGS.
Last updated on February 24, 2012