Lily C. Martin-Chanberlain

Windswept Dunes

How did this sand get here?

How is the beautiful Oregon landscape made? The spectacular Oregon Coast dunes are unbroken waves of sand, shaped over time by wind and water. Sedimentary rocks from the Coast Mountain Range disintegrate into sand after undergoing a journey from mountain to river to coast. The elements of wind and water play an enormous role in the creation and development of the sand dunes. These dunes can reach heights of 180 feet, which make them one of nature’s incredible formations.

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