Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Leased grounds were studied in the vicinity of the newly constructed Mills E. Godwin Jr, Bridge across the Nansemond River during April and May 1982 to determine if any significant changes had occurred in oyster density or bottom topography since an earlier study made in 1979 (prior to construction).
Oyster distribution outside the right-of-way in 1982 was essentially the same as in 1979. However two dug channels were seen in shallow water in the right-of-way: one was downriver of the present bridge; the second was at or near the site of the old bridge (which has been removed).
Shellfish -- Virginia -- Nansemond River, Oysters -- Virginia -- Nansemond River, Oyster fisheries -- Virginia -- Nansemond River
Conducted for the Virginia Dept. of Highways and Transportation, Project 6017-061-103-RW-201
Kendall, P. C., Haven, D. S., & Whitcomb, J. R. (1982) Nansemond River, study of leased oyster grounds in the vicinity of the Mills E. Godwin Jr. bridge (after construction). Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/kh2v-0878