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Figure 3. Aerial photo of the Cape Henry, Virginia area, with a topographic map inset. Note the many long, narrow beach ridges thought to have prograded oceanward during periods of abundant sediment supply, available during portions of the Holocene sea level rise. Cypress swamps between the ridges develop where the water table rises higher than the swales. Large dunes along the coast stabilized under pine forests that prospered after European settlers suppressed forest fires. North is to the top. (photo taken March 24, 1994, obtained at Google Earth; UTM 18S 409023 E, 4085633 N).

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US Geological Survey photo and topographic map {1:24,000 Cape Henry, Virginia quadrangle); photo obtained via Google Earth.
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