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Title: Interim Report on Lynnhaven Inlet, Bay and Connecting Waters, Virginia
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Norfolk District.
Keywords: Lynnhaven Bay (Va.)
Lynnhaven River (Va.)
Chesapeake Bay
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Norfolk District.
Abstract: Officials of the Lynnhaven Waterways Improvement Association representing the principal commercial and recreational interests of the area, request that Lynnhaven Inlet, Bay, and Connecting Waters be improved to provide a channel for boats with drafts from 6 to 8 feet, and sufficiently large to carry adequate tidal flow for optimum shellfish growth, from Lynnhaven Roads through Lynnhaven Inlet into Lynnhaven Bay; and thence, via the Long Creek -Broad Bay Canal, into Broad and Linkhorn Bays. They contend that critical shoals in Lynnhaven Inlet and connecting interior waters have seriously restricted shellfish production, adversely affected all types of navigation, and retarded the development of the area as a fishing and recreational boating center. The District Engineer bas investigated the claims by local interests and finds that there bas been increased shoaling in the subject waters and that the production of shellfish therein has declined materially over the past 20 years; also, that commercial and recreational boating interests are severely handicapped by inadequate depths and extensive shoals in Lynnhaven Roads and Bay. The District Engineer has further determined that the total benefits which would accrue to the improvement of these waters are 1.5 times the cost, and has accordingly recommended the adoption of a project to provide for: (a) an entrance channel from Chesapeake Bay through Lynnhaven Inlet, 10 feet deep and 150 feet wide; (b) a mooring and turning basin, inside of Lynnhaven Inlet, 10 feet deep, 1,100 feet long, and 750 feet wide; (c) a channel 9 feet deep and 90 feet wide to extend from the mooring and turning basin in Lynnhaven Bay into Broad Bay, via the long Creek Broad Bay Canal; and (d) a channel through the Narrows, connecting Broad and Link.horn Bays, 6 feet deep and 90 feet wide, all at a total estimated first cost of $1,147,000 to the United States for dredging, subject to the fulfillment of certain items of cooperation by local interests, including the provision of a cash contribution equal to 15 percent of the first cost of dredging presently estimated at $203,000; the provision of a marina and terminal with all required services, open to all on equal and reasonable terms; the provision of lands, easements, and rights-of-way; the provision of spoil disposal areas; and releases for damages from shellfish interests.
Description: Interim Report
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 60 pages / 9.38 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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