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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.


A Mark-Recapture Study Of Striped Bass In The James River, Virginia : Annual Report 1987, Joseph G. Loesch, William H. Kriete Jr., Bruce W. Hill Jan 1987

A Mark-Recapture Study Of Striped Bass In The James River, Virginia : Annual Report 1987, Joseph G. Loesch, William H. Kriete Jr., Bruce W. Hill

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Internal anchor tags with external tubes were used to tag 1,986 striped bass in the James River in the Spring of 1987. The total number tagged was adjusted (at this time) to 823 because of observed and suspected tagging mortality. The available stock of striped bass in the Spring contained both young resident fish and mature nonresident fish which left the area of capture after spawning, presumably to migrate north in coastal waters. The exodus of the mature fish after spawning and the absence of a commercial fishery resulted in only 42 tag returns as of Spring 1988. This ...


Forested Buffer Zones : Pilot Studies On Efficiency In Reducing Surface And Shallow Groundwater Nutrient Inputs To Estuarine Waters, Carl Hershner Jan 1987

Forested Buffer Zones : Pilot Studies On Efficiency In Reducing Surface And Shallow Groundwater Nutrient Inputs To Estuarine Waters, Carl Hershner

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This study was designed as a pilot study with the intent of identifying important considerations for the design and conduct of an investigation of forested buffer strip performance in Virginia's coastal plain. The approach 3 4' I was to conduct a small preliminary study on a single site using the opportunity to investigate a number of potential sampling methods.


The York River: A Brief Review Of Its Physical, Chemical And Biological Characteristics, Michael E. Bender Jan 1986

The York River: A Brief Review Of Its Physical, Chemical And Biological Characteristics, Michael E. Bender

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The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the York River, Virginia. The river is formed by the confluence of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey rivers at West Point, Virginia. It is tidal over its entire length and flows to the western shore of Chesapeake Bay.


Kepone In Bed Sediments Of The James River Estuary, Richard C. Trotman, Maynard N. Nichols Jan 1978

Kepone In Bed Sediments Of The James River Estuary, Richard C. Trotman, Maynard N. Nichols

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This report describes procedures and presents data concerning the concentrations of Kepone in bed sediments of the James River estuary, Virginia.


Demonstration Project In Low-Cost Shoreline Erosion Control : Final Report To County Administrator, County Of Accomack, Virginia, Gary L. Anderson, Robert L. Byrne, David W. Byrd, Gary M. Chianakas Jan 1978

Demonstration Project In Low-Cost Shoreline Erosion Control : Final Report To County Administrator, County Of Accomack, Virginia, Gary L. Anderson, Robert L. Byrne, David W. Byrd, Gary M. Chianakas

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ยท1ow cost erosion control structures were installed at ten shoreline sites located in the lower Chesapeake Bay and on the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers to further test the applicability of the perched beach concept under diverse littoral environments. The perched beach is achieved via installation of a low sill parallel to the shoreline. The objective of the sill is to provide a partial barrier behind which an elevated (perched) beach is accreted. When successful, ~he perched beach backshore and foreshore acts to reduce the frequency of direct wave attack against the fastland and thereby reducing the erosion rate. In this ...


Fine Scale Circulation Near "Foxtrot" In Hampton Roads, Virginia, Christopher S. Welch, Bruce J. Neilson Jan 1976

Fine Scale Circulation Near "Foxtrot" In Hampton Roads, Virginia, Christopher S. Welch, Bruce J. Neilson

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During 1974 the Virginia Institute of Marine Science conducted a series of oceanographic, water quality and modeling studies for the outfall from the proposed Nansemond Wastewater Treatment Plant (VIMS, 1975). One of these studies included dye releases to determine the dispersion and transport of material discharged to Hampton Roads near Pig Point. These dye releases were made from the munitions loading piers known as "Foxtrot".

The proposed outfall, as given in the Facilities Plan is located roughly one kilometer to the east-south-east of Foxtrot. Tidal circulation in Hampton Roads is quite complex and there was concern that the distribution patterns ...


Shore Erosion At Tangier Island, Robert J. Byrne Jan 1976

Shore Erosion At Tangier Island, Robert J. Byrne

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Tangier Island, in Accomack County, Virginia, is the southernmost of a series of islands separating Chesapeake Bay from Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds (Figure 1) . With the exception of three sand ridges, which are the populated areas, the island is low lying marsh and tidal flat deposits with elevations generally below 6 feet (MLW datum).


The Environmental, Resource-Use And Management Needs Of The Coast Zone, A Compendium, William J. Hargis Jr., Beverly L. Laird Jan 1971

The Environmental, Resource-Use And Management Needs Of The Coast Zone, A Compendium, William J. Hargis Jr., Beverly L. Laird

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As part of art extensive effort to develop a better understanding and evaluation of the problems imposed upon the Chesapeake Bay System by the activities of man and the management and informational needs related to their solution, we decided to examine a number of documents of ranging authorship and origin. The reports, papers, and manuscripts, comprising the resource materials utilized, range from the massive study entitled National Estuary Study -- recently completed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service of the U. S. Department of the Interior, to internal study manuscripts of the Institute, itself. Included were studies. aimed at ...