Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM)
The Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM), Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), worked in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) to develop guidance to inform the implementation of Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act (CBPA) regulations promulgated in 2021. The 2021 regulations added provisions to require local governments to consider climate changes, specifically flooding, sea level rise and storms, and the preservation of mature trees in the administration of the CBPA program. Specifically, CCRM developed analytical data using criteria specified in the CBPA regulations, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) intermediate high sea level rise curve for the year 2050, to project future shoreline and Resource Protection Area (RPA) features.
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Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act
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The Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) provides these data with the understanding that they are not guaranteed to be correct or complete, and conclusions drawn from the data set are the sole responsibility of the user. Every attempt has been made to ensure that these data and the documentation are reliable and accurate. CCRM, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), and the Commonwealth of Virginia assume no liability for any damages caused by inaccuracies in the data or documentation; and make no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, or utility of this information, nor does the fact of distribution constitute a warranty.
Submitted to the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program, Department of Environmental Quality. Final Report for NOAA Coastal Zone Management.
This project was funded, in part, by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program at the Department of Environmental Quality through Grant #NA20NOS4190112 of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, or any of its sub-agencies.
Mason, P., Herman, J., Tombleson, C., Hendricks, J., & Duhring, K. (2022) New Guidance to Build Resiliency and Mitigate for Sea Level Rise as Elements of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. doi: 10.25773/thk4-5428