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0.99 miles or less 16 18.18%
From 1 to 9.99 inclusive 16 18.18%
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From 50 to 200 inclusive 13 14.77%
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Re: How Far Are You From Salt Water?
Old 04-18-2006, 10:04 AM   #41
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Re: How Far Are You From Salt Water?

About 100 miles as the crow flies to the atlantic coast. I do live on a small lake that is essentially in a valley. We get great breezes too. It really feels like the beach when the sun starts setting and the breeze blows in from the lake. The smell and feel is the same. Very relaxing sensation.

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Re: How Far Are You From Salt Water?
Old 04-18-2006, 10:09 AM   #42
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wow, that's really spooky. it doesn't look like someplace where yer supposed to build. what are those houses sitting on? is there no bedrock? that is just soil?
That's right, pretty much -- no bedrock. *There was actually a new house built on the west side of the road last year!* Two new houses about to go in on the east side.

what happens when the ocean takes the earth?
Here's how it works: The sand gets washed away, and the beach is lowered. *That means that the water comes in further. *During winter storms, the waves hit the cliff, and big chunks of it fall off and wash away. *It may go for years with no changes, and then an El Nino year may come along, and it will erode 30 feet. *Average is 3 feet per year. *We figure we're good for about 100 years.

are those houses able to be insured or do the owners just lose what they had?
For some reason the government paid some of the landowners for the property that was lost. *I don't know the details. *Several homeowners had their houses picked up and moved across the street. *One neighbor bought his house only weeks before the storm came and forced him to need to move.

The two houses on the left of this more recent photo are for sale (on and off the market) prices around 800K. * The fifth house from the left used to be on the water side of the road.

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Re: How Far Are You From Salt Water?
Old 04-18-2006, 04:36 PM   #43
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Like SteveR, I live close to the Great Salt Lake. I'm about 10-15 miles away. Can't say I get there that often though.

When I was growing up I spent a lot of time on beaches in Alaska as a commercial fisherman. What a wonderful lifestyle. I wouldn't mind getting back to that one day.

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