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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Beach and water fronting property are a major asset to any community. These properties, whether public or private, are typically associated with the highest real estate values, as well as the greatest recreational or “quality of life” benefits. Living along the shoreline, however, offers its challenges in terms of susceptibility to damages and flooding resulting from coastal storms. Therefore, it is in the community‟s best interest from both an economic, as well as an aesthetic perspective, to preserve and maintain its beachfront assets through comprehensive management planning. The primary goal for beach management planning along the Hampton shoreline is to develop strategies to reduce damages and property loss resulting from storm impacts and coastal flooding. A secondary, but important goal is to develop strategies to improve recreational benefits for citizens and visitors, as well as preserve and possibly enhance the existing natural resources.



Shoreline Management, Hampton, VA, Storm water management



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