Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1975

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Dredging -- Environmental aspects -- Virginia -- Tangier Island

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