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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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The goal of this report is to provide general considerations for localities on the dredging and disposal of material from shallow draft channels, in particular for those channels on the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck, and Eastern Shore of Virginia (Figure 1-1). This report offers background on shallow draft channels, both federally and non-federally maintained, suggests procedures for the dredging and disposal process, and applies the process to an existing channel. Existing data on the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck, and Eastern Shore channels are provided to assist localities with management decisions. In addition to data for most of the existing federal channels, Davis Creek in Mathews County, is used as an example of what steps need to be taken and what data are necessary for maintenance dredging and disposal.



Dredging -- Environmental aspects -- Virginia


This project was funded by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program at the Department of Environmental Quality through Grant # NA18NOS4190152 Task 92.03 of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, or any of its subagencies.



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