Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM)
City of Norfolk, Virginia is located on the southern shore of Chesapeake Bay (Figure 1). Thirteen dune sites were identified along it’s Chesapeake Bay shore from Little Creek Inlet to Willoughby Spit (Figure 2). It is the intent of this publication to provide the user with information on the status of dunes in City of Norfolk. This information comes from research performed in 1999 and 2000 which was presented in a report entitled “Chesapeake Bay Dune Systems: Evolution and Status (Hardaway et al., 2001). Although somewhat dated, the information provides a short historical perspective of the state of each site at the time of the site visit. Since much of the data was collected several years ago and the beach and dune systems may have changed, this report is intended only as a resource for coastal zone managers and homeowners; it is not intended for use in determining legal jurisdictional limits.
Dunes, Norfolk, VA, Chesapeake Bay, Shoreline Management
This project was funded by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Coastal Resources Management Program through Grant #NA17OZ11142-01 of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.
Hardaway, C., Milligan, D. A., Varnell, L. M., Thomas, G. R., Priest, W. L., Meneghini, L. M., Barnard, T. A., & Wilcox, C. (2004) City of Norfolk Dune Inventory. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5N59D