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Environmental problems in the coastal and wetlands ecosystems of Virginia Beach, Virginia

Final Report

Co-sponsored by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Abstract

Many of the city of Virginia Beach's beach stabilization and sewage disposal problems are the result of an inadequate understanding of the physical and biological systems. Influenced by population and economic pressures, natural systems were artificially stabilized by engineering projects that had to be constantly maintained. These same pressures continue to prevail today in spite of a new environmental awareness; changes are occurring very slowly. Furthermore, the lack of adequate sewage disposal facilities and the continued urbanization of inappropriate areas are threatening Virginia Beach's attractiveness as a resort area.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
Environmental problems in the coastal and wetlands ecosystems of Virginia Beach, Virginia
Series title:
Final Report
Year Published:
1975
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Geography Program
Description:
ii, 13 p.
Country:
United States
State:
North Carolina;Virginia
City:
Virginia Beach
Other Geospatial:
Back Bay