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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

VIMS Department/Program

Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM)

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The Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program (CCI) at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has applied a protocol developed for surveying shoreline conditions in Virginia and Maryland to the tidal portion of the Chowan River basin. The protocol includes a method for collecting, classifying, mapping, and reporting conditions to assess riparian shorelines. The Chowan River Riparian Shoreline Assessment is intended to provide data to assist with land use and shoreline management. The effort on the Chowan is the first initiative in North Carolina that uses this protocol. The protocol has been applied to all tidal shoreline in Maryland and is in progress in Virginia. This inventory is published entirely in digital format.



North Carolina, shoreline inventory, riparian shoreline assessment, Chowan River Basin

Publication Statement

Disclaimer for Digital Shoreline Situation Report (SSR) Coverages

The Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) provides these data with the understanding that it is 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. Neither CCRM, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), nor the disclosed funding agencies will assume liability for any damages caused by inaccuracies in the data or documentation, or as a result of failure of the data to perform in a particular manner. CCRM, VIMS, and disclosed collaborative agency 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. Individuals who download these data agree to the following, and understand the limitations defined: Integration of these data into other products requires proper citation.

Use of these data in map publications, either digital or hardcopy, requires proper citation.

  • CCRM is not responsible for misuse of these data.

  • CCRM does not oversee or assume responsibility for alterations to this product by users.

  • CCRM may not address specific questions from users who received the data through another party.

  • Distribution of these data is not restricted. CCRM, however, recommends metadatafile(s) always remain with the data.

  • CCRM encourages noticeable errors be reported to CCRM contact person identified in the metadata file


This project was funded by the Albermarle - Pamlico National Estuary Program, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Program through Award number #AH05013 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.



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