Virginia Institute of Marine Science
In its report to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia (Senate Document No. 4, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1979), the Coastal Erosion Abatement Commission found that "there is a need to locate sources of sand supplies for rebuilding public beaches. Certain bottom areas in the lower Chesapeake Bay should be studied as possible sources of sand supply for public beaches." And toward that end, the Commission recommended that "The School of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, study and analyze possible sources of sand supply in the lower Chesapeake Bay and vicinity for rebuilding public beaches.
This report describes the investigations undertaken during the first year of the appropriation, July 1980 through June 1981.
Sand -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Byrne, R. J., Hobbs, C. H., & Gammish, R. A. (1981) Report to the Coastal Erosion Abatement Commission Commonwealth of Virginia concerning the Inventory of Sand Supplies in the Southern Chesapeake Bay. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/2300