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The Vegetative Erosion Control (VEC) project is a four-year study with coordinated efforts by the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Commmission (VS&WCC) through their Shoreline Erosion Advisory Service (SEAS), the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). Initial funding was appropriated in 1980 following the recommendation of the Coastal Erosion Abatement Commission and contracted out to the SCS and VIMS by the VS&WCC, the lead agency. (...)

The purpose of the VEC project is to supplement previous research with detailed site analysis of the early stages of marsh development and to more precisely define the physical limits of marsh implantation for shoreline erosion control. The project also provides demonstration sites which will help the average land owner, the advisory and regulatory agencies in determining whether or not a property is conducive to this low cost erosion control method.


Volume 1 and Volume 2 - Appendices:

  • Appendix A - Additional Readings
  • Appendix B - Outline Sununary of VEC Project
  • Appendix C - Biomass Analysis of VEC Sites
  • Appendix D - Profiles of VEC Sites
  • Appendix E - Wind Rose Data



Shore protection -- Virginia, Beach erosion -- Virginia, Salt marsh plants -- Virginia

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Volume 2 - Appendices



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