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2007

Water Resource Management

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Performance Of Sills: St. Mary’S City, St. Mary’S River, Maryland, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., W. G. Reay, Jian Shen, Scott Lerberg, Donna A. Milligan, Christine A. Wilcox, Kevin P. O'Brien Dec 2007

Performance Of Sills: St. Mary’S City, St. Mary’S River, Maryland, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., W. G. Reay, Jian Shen, Scott Lerberg, Donna A. Milligan, Christine A. Wilcox, Kevin P. O'Brien

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Living shorelines represent a shoreline management option that combines various erosion control methodologies and/or structures while at the same time restoring or preserving natural shoreline vegetation communities. A common living shoreline design in Chesapeake Bay includes a low offshore rock sill to absorb wave energy with an emergent wetland landward of the sill to enhance erosion control, provide critical habitat, and improve water quality condition. This study is part of a larger, ongoing project to (1) evaluate erosion control effectiveness and the sustainability of offshore sill and fringing marsh design and structure, (2) evaluate ecological services (e.g., habitat ...


The Coastal Primary Sand Dune And Beach Act, Lyle M. Varnell, C. Scott Hardaway Jr. Sep 2007

The Coastal Primary Sand Dune And Beach Act, Lyle M. Varnell, C. Scott Hardaway Jr.

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This document presents the supporting information and justification for the following recommendations: • Adding Middlesex County and Westmoreland County to the list of localities authorized to adopt the model ordinance of the Coastal Primary Sand Dune and Beach Act (Title 28.2, Chapter 14 of the Virginia Code) would result in the inclusion of significant dune resources into Virginia’s tidal shoreline management program. • Adding the localities of Charles City, Essex, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, Middlesex, New Kent, Newport News, Prince George, Richmond (county), Stafford, Surry, Westmoreland, and York to the list of localities ...


Lynnhaven River Virginia Beach, Virginia Shoreline Inventory Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Killeen, Karinna Nunez, Tamia Rudnicky, Daniel E. Schatt, Karen Reay, David Weiss Aug 2007

Lynnhaven River Virginia Beach, Virginia Shoreline Inventory Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Sharon Killeen, Karinna Nunez, Tamia Rudnicky, Daniel E. Schatt, Karen Reay, David Weiss

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The data contained within the Shoreline Inventory is based on a three-tiered shoreline assessment approach. The assessment characterizes conditions that are observed from a small boat navigating along the shoreline. Hand-held GPS units are used to log features. The three tiered shoreline assessment approach reports conditions in three regions: 1) the immediate riparian zone, evaluated for land use; 2) the bank, evaluated for height, stability, cover and natural protection; and 3) the shoreline, describing the presence of shoreline structures for shore protection and recreational purposes. Three GIS coverages are generated. The lynn_lubc coverage contains features related to the land use ...


The Stability Of Living Shorelines - An Evaluation, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Julie Herman, Karinna Nunez Jun 2007

The Stability Of Living Shorelines - An Evaluation, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Julie Herman, Karinna Nunez

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This project set out to strengthen arguments that living shorelines were a viable and preferred method of erosion control along much of the Chesapeake Bay shoreline. Using statistical tests and data that describe shoreline and environmental condition along tidal shoreline, the study found that indeed marshes are frequently associated with stable shoreline and therefore recommending living shoreline treatments to manage erosion problems was a reasonable strategy that warranted strong consideration. Additional tests revealed a lower occurrence of marshes when traditional erosion control structures like bulkheads and revetments were present. This confirms these structures can permanently impact the growth of tidal ...


Center For Coastal Resources Management Annual Report 2007, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 2007

Center For Coastal Resources Management Annual Report 2007, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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No abstract provided.


Westmoreland County, Virginia Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Carl Hershner, Sharon Killeen, Karinna Nunez, Tamia Rudnicky, Daniel E. Schatt, David Weiss Jan 2007

Westmoreland County, Virginia Shoreline Situation Report, Marcia Berman, Harry Berquist, Carl Hershner, Sharon Killeen, Karinna Nunez, Tamia Rudnicky, Daniel E. Schatt, David Weiss

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No abstract provided.