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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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The City of Hampton, Virginia is located along the western shore of Chesapeake Bay. Six dune sites were identified along Hampton's shoreline by site visits performed in 1999 and 2000. Most of the dunes are located along Chesapeake Bay between Old Point Comfort and Factory Point except of one site on Hampton Roads. It is the intent of this publication to provide the user with information on the status of dunes in the City of Hampton. This information comes from research performed in 1999 and 2000 which was presented in a report entitled "Chesapeake Bay Dune Systems: Evolution and Status".



Dunes, Hampton, VA, Chesapeake Bay, Shoreline Management


The project was funded by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's Coastal Resources Management Program through Grant #NA17OZ11142-01 of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.