Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Federal funding has been historically available for the Army Corps of Engineers for shallow draft navigation projects. However, past and recent subsidies have not provided ample funding at levels to sustain maintenance dredging for the 17 federal navigation channels on the Middle Peninsula. Further, funding for maintenance of non-federal channels has been historically neglected by the Commonwealth of Virginia until the Virginia General Assembly established the Virginia Waterway Maintenance Fund in 2018. For the past decade the Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority, the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission and its member jurisdictions, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Shoreline Studies Program have worked to advance local solutions and alternatives to address dredging needs in the Commonwealth.
Sarah Creek, Perrin River, Free School Creek, Put in Creek, Mill Creek 2, Milford Haven, Horn Harbor, Queens Creek, Broad Creek, Bush Park Creek, Mill Creek, Whiting Creek, Robinson Creek, Mattaponi River Mouth
DiNapoli, N. J., Milligan, D. A., Hardaway, C., Wilcox, C. A., Green, C., Lerberg, S., Miles, E. J., Demeo, A., & Brooks, G. (2021) Data Collection at Fifteen Selected Creeks in Support of Shallow Water Dredging on Virginia’s Middle Peninsula - Methods & Data Report. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/2q3p-ea61