BEACH NOURISHMENT AT VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA

James W. Bunch

Abstract


Aspects of the Federal beach erosion control project at Virginia Beach, Virginia are described with particular emphasis directed to the sources, characteristics, costs, methods of placement and quantities of material periodically placed on the beach following project inception The beach response to nourishment is analyzed on the basis of yearly survey records compiled from data gathered by the sea-sled direct leveling technique The quantity of annual nourishment material required to maintain present beach dimensions is determined to be approximately 141,000 cubic yards.

Keywords


beach nourishment; Virginia Beach

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