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Intermediate Development Of A Forested Headwater Wetland Hgm Model For Wetlands Management In Virginia, Kirk J. Havens, David O'Brien, David Stanhope, Kory Angstadt, Daniel Schatt, Donna M. Bilkovic, Carl Hershner Dec 2006

Intermediate Development Of A Forested Headwater Wetland Hgm Model For Wetlands Management In Virginia, Kirk J. Havens, David O'Brien, David Stanhope, Kory Angstadt, Daniel Schatt, Donna M. Bilkovic, Carl Hershner

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No abstract provided.


Derelict Blue Crab Trap Impacts On Marine Fisheries In The Lower York River, Virginia, Kirk J. Havens, Donna Marie Bilkovic, David Stanhope, Kory Angstadt, Carl Hershner, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Dec 2006

Derelict Blue Crab Trap Impacts On Marine Fisheries In The Lower York River, Virginia, Kirk J. Havens, Donna Marie Bilkovic, David Stanhope, Kory Angstadt, Carl Hershner, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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In Virginia, an examination of existing derelict trap data retrieved from Chesapeake Bay Multispecies Monitoring and Assessment Program (ChesMMAP) trawl surveys shows the potential effect of derelict traps on fish communities in Virginia waters (Bonzek and Latour 2005). Since 2002, ChesMMAP has attempted to sample 90 stations in the mainstem Chesapeake Bay ranging from the southern edge of the Susquehanna Flats to the Bay mouth in all depths to a minimum of 10 feet during each cruise. There are approximately 4-5 cruises per year and a large mesh bottom trawl is used to capture adult fish of a variety of ...


Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia: Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 2004-2008, 1 September 2005 - 31 August 2006, Philip W. Sadler, John M. Hoenig, Robert E. Harris Nov 2006

Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia: Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 2004-2008, 1 September 2005 - 31 August 2006, Philip W. Sadler, John M. Hoenig, Robert E. Harris

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This report presents the results of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) tagging and monitoring activities in Virginia during the period 1 September 2005 through 31 August 2006. It includes an assessment of the biological characteristics of striped bass taken from the 2006 spring spawning run, estimates of annual survival and fishing mortality based on annual spring tagging, and the preliminary results of the fall 2005 study that documents the prevalence of mycobacterial infections of striped bass in Chesapeake Bay. The information contained in this report is required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and is used to implement a coordinated ...


State Of Yorktown Beach 2006, Donna A. Milligan, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Kevin O'Brien, Christine A. Wilcox Nov 2006

State Of Yorktown Beach 2006, Donna A. Milligan, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Kevin O'Brien, Christine A. Wilcox

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The Yorktown Public Beach is located on the south side of the York River at Yorktown,Virginia (Figure 1). Recently, it has undergone dramatic transformation with the construction of floating piers, upscale restaurants and shops, parking garage, and additional shore management structures. The main recreational beach is now about 1,600 feet in length. A new section of beach and breakwaters is located upstream of the main recreational shore; this project area is 1,500 ft long which includes property owned by the Waterman’s Museum. The middle section of the shoreline downriver of the Route 17 Coleman Bridge, where ...


Rappahannock County Riparian Buffer Study, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Sep 2006

Rappahannock County Riparian Buffer Study, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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Riparian buffers (land bordering streams) are important zones for maintaining water quality and providing critical habitat. Rappahannock County has a rural landscape that presents the opportunity to record baseline conditions of riparian buffers. This study involved analyzing a small drainage area in the Upper Thornton River watershed to offer guidance on targeting riparian buffer restoration. Aerial imagery from the Virginia Base Mapping Program (VGIN, 2002) was used to create a digital data layer containing land uses and 100 ft. buffers around the streams. Buffer cover in the riparian buffers was identified as all forested, partially forested or no forest. A ...


Status Of The Major Oyster Diseases In Virginia 2005 A Summary Of The Annual Monitoring Program, Ryan Carnegie, Eugene M. Burreson Jul 2006

Status Of The Major Oyster Diseases In Virginia 2005 A Summary Of The Annual Monitoring Program, Ryan Carnegie, Eugene M. Burreson

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More normal riverflows and salinities returned in 2005 after two very wet years. Temperatures were somewhat colder than normal during the winter, and warmer during the summer. The physical environment was generally more favorable for parasite activity, and thus brought a slight increase in prevalence and intensity of the oyster diseases caused by Perkinsus marinus (Dermo) and Haplosporidium nelsoni (MSX). Among quarterly James River Survey sites, maximum annual P. marinus prevalences returned to levels typical of the mid- 1990s, before the years of drought. P. marinus prevalence reached 92% at Wreck Shoal, 56% at Point of Shoal, 68% at Horsehead ...


A Survey Of The Effectiveness Of Existing Marsh Toe Protection Structures In Virginia, Karen Duhring, Thomas A. Barnard, Center For Coastal Resources Managment, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Shoreline Studies Program Jul 2006

A Survey Of The Effectiveness Of Existing Marsh Toe Protection Structures In Virginia, Karen Duhring, Thomas A. Barnard, Center For Coastal Resources Managment, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Shoreline Studies Program

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Using tidal marshes and other vegetated treatments for upland erosion control has been an accepted practice for years, yet the scientific understanding and established guidelines for this approach are limited. This survey was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of existing marsh toe protection structures, a particular type of erosion control treatment associated with tidal marshes on Chesapeake Bay shorelines. Field evaluations were conducted at 36 sites in 6 localities on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck of Virginia. General dimensions of each structure were recorded and observations made of erosion evidence, structural integrity, construction access impacts, and adjacent landscape settings ...


Caroline County, Virginia Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Dewing, Carl Hershner, Karinna Nunez, Karen Reay, Tamia Rudnicky, David Weiss May 2006

Caroline County, Virginia Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Dewing, Carl Hershner, Karinna Nunez, Karen Reay, Tamia Rudnicky, David Weiss

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No abstract provided.


Ecosystem Approaches To Aquatic Health Assessment: Linking Subtidal Habitat Quality, Shoreline Condition And Estuarine Fish Communities, Donna M. Bilkovic, Carl Hershner, Kory Angstadt May 2006

Ecosystem Approaches To Aquatic Health Assessment: Linking Subtidal Habitat Quality, Shoreline Condition And Estuarine Fish Communities, Donna M. Bilkovic, Carl Hershner, Kory Angstadt

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In the Chesapeake Bay, there is currently no comprehensive assessment of aquatic habitat heterogeneity or understanding of the effects of multiple stressors on the viability of these habitats. To assess the use of side-scan sonar technology with specially designed classification software, QTC SIDEVIEW developed by Quester Tangent Corporation as a tool to define subtidal nearshore habitat, two representative watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay were surveyed. Relationships between subtidal habitat and shoreline condition as well as linkages of habitat condition to fish community indices were assessed. Side-scan technology had the ability to image habitat at a resolution of less than 1 ...


Development Of A Tidal Wetland Inventory And Assessment For York River, Virginia Watershed, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Apr 2006

Development Of A Tidal Wetland Inventory And Assessment For York River, Virginia Watershed, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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As part of the Chesapeake 2000 agreement, the Commonwealth of Virginia pledged to a wetland policy of no net-loss. Through conscientious resource protection and management, Virginia’s non-tidal and tidal wetland permit programs, administered by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) respectfully, are committed to reaching this goal. In order to assist these agencies in realizing no-net loss of wetlands, the availability of baseline data is essential in defining our existing resources and is the basis from which future status and trends can be evaluated along with the effectiveness of permitting and ...


Center For Coastal Resources Management Annual Report 2006, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 2006

Center For Coastal Resources Management Annual Report 2006, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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No abstract provided.


Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program Annual Report 2005, John A. Lucy, C.M. Bain Iii Jan 2006

Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program Annual Report 2005, John A. Lucy, C.M. Bain Iii

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The Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program (VGFTP), initiated in 1995, coordinates tagging and a tag-recapture fish database generated through contributed efforts of a dedicated corps of trained marine anglers. Through 2005, the program’s database includes nearly 88,000 records of tag-released fish and approximately 8,300 recaptures.


Ernesto: Anatomy Of A Storm Tide, John D. Boon Jan 2006

Ernesto: Anatomy Of A Storm Tide, John D. Boon

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Virginia residents were warned that tropical depression ERNESTO would bring a lot of rain and consequently some flooding from runoff. Although briefly a hurricane (sustained winds greater than 74 mph) near the island of Haiti, ERNESTO spent most of its life as a tropical storm (windsgreater than 58 mph) before crossing into Virginia on September 1, 2006, as a tropical depression(winds greater than 39 mph). Little did we know that a mere tropical depression would be packing high winds and a walloping storm tide along with the rain.


Shoreline Evolution Lancaster County, Virginia Chesapeake Bay And Rappahannock River Shorelines 2006, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Lyle M. Varnell, Christine A. Wilcox, George R. Thomas, Kevin P. O'Brien Jan 2006

Shoreline Evolution Lancaster County, Virginia Chesapeake Bay And Rappahannock River Shorelines 2006, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Lyle M. Varnell, Christine A. Wilcox, George R. Thomas, Kevin P. O'Brien

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Shoreline evolution is the change in shore position through time. In fact, it is the material resistance of the coastal geologic underpinnings against the impinging hydrodynamic (and aerodynamic) forces. Along the shores of Chesapeake Bay and Rappahannock River, it is a process-response system. The processes at work include winds, waves, tides and currents, which shape and modify coastlines by eroding, transporting and depositing sediments. The shore line is commonly plotted and measured to provide a rate of change but it is as important to understand the geomorphic patterns of change. Shore analysis provides the basis to know how a particular ...


Stafford County, Virginia Shoreline Inventory Report Methods And Guidelines (2006), Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Dewing, Carl Hershner, Karinna Nunez, Karen Reay, Tamia Rudnicky, David Weiss Jan 2006

Stafford County, Virginia Shoreline Inventory Report Methods And Guidelines (2006), Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Dewing, Carl Hershner, Karinna Nunez, Karen Reay, Tamia Rudnicky, David Weiss

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No abstract provided.


Tidewater Virginia's Non-Jurisdictional Beach Assessment - 2006, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, G. R. Thomas, Christine Wilcox, Kevin P. O'Brien Jan 2006

Tidewater Virginia's Non-Jurisdictional Beach Assessment - 2006, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, G. R. Thomas, Christine Wilcox, Kevin P. O'Brien

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Seventeen of Virginia's coastal localities were analyzed to determine the extent of their beach resources presently not being managed by the Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and Beaches Act1 (Dune Act). Aerial video of the James River (Isle of Wight, Surry, and Prince George, Charles City, James City, and Newport News), the York River (York, New Kent, King William, King and Queen, and Gloucester), the Rappahannock River (Middlesex, Essex, and Richmond), and the Potomac River (Westmoreland, King George, and Stafford) determined the extent of beaches in each locale. The localities studied are shown in Figure 1. The Dune Act manages ...