Figure 4. The central Ogunquit dune field shows signs of sand washing onto the beach from the dunes. High water levels in the Ogunquit River during a storm can cause flooding in the dunes and, as shown here, sand can be transported seaward and back to the beach. The washover fans form small delta-like aprons on the upper beach profile just seaward of the dune vegetation line.
Last updated on October 6, 2005