Virginia Institute of Marine Science
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science was called on to render advice and services to the Virginia Airports Authority concerning the environmental impact and design of an extension of the runway of the airport on Tangier Island, Virginia. The southern end of the present runway is now being threatened by the erosion due to the rapid retreat of the western shore of Tangier Island (Fig. 1). Extending the runway would require the stabilization of the shoreline in the vicinity of the runway and filling a tract of subaqueous bottom.
Dredging -- Environmental aspects -- Virginia -- Tangier Island
Orth, R. J., & Boesch, D. F. (1975) Reconnaissance survey of benthic communities of a potential borrow site off Tangier Island, Virginia : report to Virginia Airports Authority. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/2463