Virginia Coastal Policy Center


This research paper explores ownership rights at sites with material from completed dredging projects, supplying a general overview of this issue. This paper also explores the question of whether quality dredged material stored on a publicly-owned upland site can be used later for other applications.

This abstract has been taken from Section I of the report.

Document Type

Shoreline Management and Riparian Rights

Publication Date

Spring 2019


This research paper is a companion to another paper, "Beneficial Use of Dredged Material: Role of State Permitting Programs and Regulations" (VCPC, Spring 2019), addressing regulatory frameworks and permitting challenges for projects involving the beneficial use of dredged material.