Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM)
City of Suffolk understands that water resources are an integral part of the quality of life for its residents. The City’s Comprehensive Plan states that management of development and land disturbing activities directly affect the quality of surface water, drinking water, fisheries and wetland habitat (City of Suffolk Department of Planning, 2006).
The shores of Suffolk range from exposed open river to very sheltered creeks, and the nature of shoreline change varies accordingly. While the City’s Comprehensive Plan provides general guidance for shore erosion control, a shoreline management plan is useful for evaluating and planning shoreline management strategies appropriate for all the creeks and rivers of Suffolk. It ties the physical and hydrodynamic elements of tidal shorelines to the various shoreline protection strategies.
Shoreline Management, Chesapeake Bay, Suffolk, VA
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Hardaway, C., Milligan, D. A., Wilcox, C. A., Berman, M., Rudnicky, T., Nunez, K., & Killeen, S. A. (2014) City of Suffolk Shoreline Management Plan. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5Q60Z