The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2006
Replenishing the region’s beaches with sand is critical to their attractiveness. More than $100 million has been spent on beach replenishment in Virginia Beach over the past decade, with the federal government paying about two-thirds. We find that beach replenishment pays off handsomely for Virginia Beach, but also that the city probably should pay a larger share of the cost.
Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University, "Part 7: Beach Replenishment: Who Benefits, Who Pays, Who Should Pay?" (2006). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 112.