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Latest Lake Tecumseh Stories

2008-07-31 12:00:38

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 31--VIRGINIA BEACH -- An ecological project involving Back Bay and Lake Tecumseh is in jeopardy after its government sponsor pulled out, citing numerous concerns and questions from neighbors, sportsmen and boaters. The $200,000 project was intended to permanently separate the two bodies of water in southern Virginia Beach by building two weirs, or small dikes, which experts at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believe would help...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot virginia beach An ecological project involving Back Bay and Lake Tecumseh is in jeopardy after its government sponsor pulled out, citing numerous concerns and questions from neighbors, sportsmen and boaters. The $200,000 project was intended to permanently separate the two bodies of water in southern Virginia Beach by building two weirs, or small dikes, which experts at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believe would help...

2008-06-25 09:02:49

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot virginia beach Once upon a time, Lake Tecumseh and Back Bay were separate bodies of water in southern Virginia Beach, with thick, woody swamps between the two. Then, Ash ville Bridge Creek was created as a drainage ditch and navigational channel. And then, decades later, a small offshoot canal was dug - officials are not sure by whom or when - that today connects Lake Tecumseh with the sprawling Back Bay system. While boating...