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Aerial Update 5/20/16

May 20th, 2016 · No Comments

Report on observations from a low level flight over the seaside bays and lower western shore
On Friday, May 20, Jon Lefcheck and I took a low reconnaissance flight out of Newport News to assess the SAV situation in the VA coastal bays and a portion of the lower western shore.  A concern was the eelgrass [...]

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6/27/13 Aerial Update

June 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Bob Orth, VIMS
I hope you are all having a good year with your work around the bay. The weather has been really challenging for us given how windy it has been almost all spring. I don’t think we have had two successive days with low winds. It has played havoc with our field schedule,

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2012 SAV survey results - general overview

November 1st, 2012 · No Comments

Greetings SAV friends and colleagues! It looks like we dodged a bullet with Sandy down here at VIMS. We got a bunch of rain but most of us kept power throughout the storm. I hope you made out okay. Thankfully we completed the aerial photography of the entire Bay for the 2012 SAV survey before this storm hit. We will be able to produce a baywide SAV coverage number for 2012.

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Susquehanna Flats before and after Irene, 2011

November 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee dumped a large amount of water in the Susquehanna watershed, creating a muddy plume that extended down the Chesapeake Bay to the mid-bay islands and persisted for several months.

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09/01/11 An SAV Update

September 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

Greetings SAV friends and colleagues! It looks like another summer is about to end and as in past years, there seems to be both good news and not so good news with SAV in the bay. We have made good progress in acquiring photography. We completed the entire lower bay by the end [...]

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Final 2010 Update - it’s all about location, location, location!

October 1st, 2010 · No Comments

SAV Friends and Neighbors:
The 2010 SAV monitoring is just about complete as we have flown all the major lower salinity and tidal fresh water areas with SAV over the last month and a half. The lack of rain (well, just up to this week that is!) and some great weather in early September proved [...]

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07/19/10 An SAV Update

July 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Greetings SAV friends and colleagues!  I hope you are all having a good and productive summer.  However, unlike last year when we were all talking about how wonderfully cool June was, we just experienced the complete opposite this year – it was one heck of a June and I can’t remember one when it was [...]

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Final 2009 SAV aerial update

November 20th, 2009 · No Comments

We have completed the 2009 SAV aerial survey, and with one heck of a lot of luck in the MD Coastal Bays stuff just before the nor’easter hit.
Weather remained our major obstacle during the last month and a half which necessitated a continued 24/7 assessment of weather and water conditions and a contractor ready to [...]

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September SAV update with numbers for lower bay

September 30th, 2009 · No Comments

September’s weather was a bit more favorable for us to fly but still far from perfect. The winds were better that what we had for several weeks, but the tides were still higher than predicted due to local winds.
We took advantage of the few good days with the right tide, wind and sun angle to [...]

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August update on SAV observations

September 1st, 2009 · No Comments

The SAV aerial survey has had a bad bout of the summer doldrums due to some really lousy weather as well as uncooperative tide conditions.  Once the tides started getting back to normal in mid-July, the weather became especially troublesome with a lot of hot and hazy atmospheric conditions.  And to top this off August [...]

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