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1989

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Geotechnical Evaluation Of Sand Resources On The Inner Shelf Of Southern Virginia : Final Report To The City Of Virginia Beach, Suzette M. Kimball, James K. Dame Aug 1989

Geotechnical Evaluation Of Sand Resources On The Inner Shelf Of Southern Virginia : Final Report To The City Of Virginia Beach, Suzette M. Kimball, James K. Dame

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The Coastal Erosion Abatement Commission, in its report to the General Assembly (1979), recommended that "there is a need to locate sources of sand supplies for rebuilding public beaches." The Sand Resources Inventory, completed in 1982 by the College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, was initiated in response to this directive. The Sand Resources Inventory, however, focused on the Chesapeake Bay. The City of Virginia Beach, facing a chronic need to renourish beaches facing the Atlantic Ocean, elected to develop an inventory of beach-quality sand reserves existing on the inner shelf of the Atlantic coast. This ...


Wetlands Mitigation Evaluation Vegetation Studies : Final Report To The City Of Norfolk, Walter I. Priest Iii Jul 1989

Wetlands Mitigation Evaluation Vegetation Studies : Final Report To The City Of Norfolk, Walter I. Priest Iii

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Coastal wetlands in Virginia represent a finite resource which is being
subjected to ever increasing development pressures. As a means of reducing
these losses while accomodating necessary economic development, the policy
of wetlands mitigation through compensation is increasingly being utilized
by both regulatory agencies and developers. This practice generally
involves the grading of an upland area to the appropriate elevation and
planting it with wetlands vegetation to replace a mar sh being lost in
another area.


The technology to plant and grow marsh vegetation for this and other
purposes has been well demonstrated . In as few as two growing seasons ...


A Mark-Recapture Study Of Striped Bass In The James River, Virginia : Annual Report 1988, Joseph G. Loesch, Bruce W. Hill Jun 1989

A Mark-Recapture Study Of Striped Bass In The James River, Virginia : Annual Report 1988, Joseph G. Loesch, Bruce W. Hill

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. In the Spring 1988, 2,145 striped bass were tagged in the James River.

2. The mean size of striped bass tagged in 1988 (351.6 mm) was 117.9 mm smaller than mean size in 1987. The difference may be due to different locations and times of tagging.

3. The dominant age group in 1987 was the 1982 year class but in 1988 the dominant age group was the 1984 year class. This difference may also be accounted for by different locations and times of tagging.

4. The exodus of the mature fish out of the ...


Preliminary Assessment Of Beaches And Offshore Sand Resources Of St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles : A Report To The Government Of St. Eustatius, John D. Boon, Robert J. Byrne, L. D. Wright, Robert A. Gammisch, Lauro Julio Calliari Jan 1989

Preliminary Assessment Of Beaches And Offshore Sand Resources Of St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles : A Report To The Government Of St. Eustatius, John D. Boon, Robert J. Byrne, L. D. Wright, Robert A. Gammisch, Lauro Julio Calliari

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Objectives: A pilot study was undertaken in July 1988 to: 1. Provide an estimate of the location and size of offshore sand resources suitable for beach nourishment. 2. Perform beach surveys and associated sampling for determining beach equilibrium configurations. 3. Provide a preliminary assessment of sites suitable for beach enhancement. 4. Provide a preliminary assessment of areas having extraordinary environmental sensitivity. Emphasis was given.to Oranje Baai and adjoining regions.