Mad River v. McKinleyville. January 22, 2006. Photo by J. Patrick Cudahy.
Homes on the brink: Karen Earls (right) and her Verwer Court neighbor, Beryl Feldman, on the Mad River bluffs. Photo by Bob Doran.
Slipping away: Erosion of the Mad River bluffs, January 2006. Tom Marking and others are concerned that a peninsula created by accumulating sediment (shown at lower left) is contributing to bluff erosion. Photo by J. Patrick Cudahy.
Map sources: U.S. Geological Survey; TerraServer-USA.com; californiacoastline.org.
The vagaries of the Mad River: Tom Marking shows aerial photographs. Photo by Bob Doran
The vagaries of the Mad River: Karen Earls' diagram of the bluff's erosion near her home. Photo by Bob Doran.