The Yachats River Estuary is a natural inlet located on the central coast of Oregon. It is situated at the mouth of the Yachats River, which flows into the Pacific Ocean. The estuary is a diverse and dynamic ecosystem that provides habitat for a wide range of plant and animal species.
The mouth of the Yachats river (The Yachats River Estuary) is characterized by a mixture of fresh and saltwater, with influences that fluctuate with the tides. The estuary is shallow. It features a complex network of channels and marshes that are home to a variety of aquatic plants, fish, and invertebrates.
The estuary provides critical habitat for a variety of bird species. That includes shorebirds, waterfowl, and raptors. It is also an important breeding and nursery ground for fish, such as salmon and steelhead. They use the estuary to spawn and rear their young before migrating out to sea.
The Yachats River Estuary is surrounded by scenic forested hills. As a result, it has become a popular destination for outdoor recreation, including hiking, fishing, and viewing wildlife. The estuary is also an important cultural and historical site for the Village. People have relied on the river and estuary for sustenance and livelihood for generations.
GPS DATA: GPS Altitude : 16 m Above Sea Level GPS Latitude : 44 deg 18' 44.14" N GPS Longitude : 124 deg 6' 14.83" W
This photograph was captured by West Coast Drone Services in Yachats, Oregon