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RECREATION PLANNING

Shoreline Erosion

Beach shoreline erosion of beaches may affects suitability for recreation. DCR lends technical assistance for reducing shoreline erosion and enhancing recreational beach quality. If a beach is a locally-owned public beach as defined by the Code of Virginia, the Board of Conservation and Recreation provides assistance. There are approximately 38.81 miles of public tidal beach identified by the board, as shown in the following table.

Shoreline Erosion Advisory Service

The Shoreline Erosion Advisory Service (SEAS) is within the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Division of Soil and Water. SEAS provides technical assistance to private, local, state and federal property owners, designers, engineers, contractors and also the regulatory and permitting agencies. The SEAS technical assistance includes site visits, advisory reports, plan review, inspections and education. If a beach is a locally owned public beach as defined by the Code of Virginia, the Board of Conservation and Recreation provides assistance.

For more information contact:

Michael Vanlandingham
Shoreline Engineer
DCR Tappahannock Regional Office

P. O. Box 1225
772 Richmond Beach Road, Suite 6
Tappahannock, Virginia 22560
(804) 443-3803 office
Mike.Vanlandingham@dcr.virginia.gov

Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program Laws and Enforceable Policies

Shoreline Erosion in Virginia. Hardaway, Scott and Greg Anderson. Virginian Institute of Marine Science,.College of William and Mary, Gloucester, Virginia, 23062. October 1980. VIMS-G80-002 C2, Educationla Series No. 31.

Virginia Beach Shoreline Erosion, Surfrider Foundation.