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Natural Resources and Conservation

2006

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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 ...


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.


Shoreline Evolution, Chesapeake Bay And Potomac River Shorelines, Northumberland County, Virginia, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Lyle M. Varnell, Christine A. Wilcox, George R. Thomas Jan 2006

Shoreline Evolution, Chesapeake Bay And Potomac River Shorelines, Northumberland County, Virginia, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Lyle M. Varnell, Christine A. Wilcox, George R. Thomas

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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, 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 shoreline 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 coast has changed through ...