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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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The goals of this study were to locate, classify, and enumerate the existing jurisdictional dunes and dune fields within the eight localities listed in the Act. These include the counties of Accomack, Lancaster, Mathews, Northampton, and Northumberland and the cities of Hampton, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. Only Chesapeake Bay and river sites are considered in this study.



Sand Dune, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, Dune Evolution


This project was funded, in part, by the Department of Environmental Quality’s Coastal Resources Management Program through Grant #NA87OZ0253-01 of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.



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