NORFOLK -- Col. Jason Kelly delivers remarks at a change of command ceremony here July 16, 2015. At the ceremony, Kelly assumed command of the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from Col. Paul Olsen, who took command in March 2012. (U.S. Army photo/Kerry Solan)
Change of Command
NORFOLK -- Col. Jason Kelly delivers remarks at a change of command ceremony here July 16, 2015. At the ceremony, Kelly assumed command of the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from Col. Paul Olsen, who took command in March 2012. (U.S. Army photo/Kerry Solan)
ARLINGTON, Va. – A second concrete arch is placed into position at the Arlington National Cemetery Millennium Project here March 3, 2015. The archways will support the loop road bridge, which spans a restored stream at the cemetery’s 27-acre expansion project. The project will add nearly 30,000 burial and niche spaces with a mix of above-ground columbariums and in-ground burials. (U.S. Army photo/Patrick Bloodgood)
Over 27,000 burial sites to open at Arlington next year
ARLINGTON, Va. – A second concrete arch is placed into position at the Arlington National Cemetery Millennium Project here March 3, 2015. The archways will support the loop road bridge, which spans a restored stream at the cemetery’s 27-acre expansion project. The project will add nearly 30,000 burial and niche spaces with a mix of above-ground columbariums and in-ground burials. (U.S. Army photo/Patrick Bloodgood)
Contractors working for the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers place fossilized shell, obtained from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, on sanctuary reefs in the Great Wicomico River in Burgess, Virginia. The reefs, originally built in 2004 by the Corps of Engineers, are receiving the new shell as part of an adaptive management/rehabilitation project, which is building them up to a higher level promoting a healthier oyster reef. (U.S. Army photo/Patrick Bloodgood)
Oyster Reef Building
Contractors working for the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers place fossilized shell, obtained from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, on sanctuary reefs in the Great Wicomico River in Burgess, Virginia. The reefs, originally built in 2004 by the Corps of Engineers, are receiving the new shell as part of an adaptive management/rehabilitation project, which is building them up to a higher level promoting a healthier oyster reef. (U.S. Army photo/Patrick Bloodgood)
The report, known as the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS), brought together experts from Federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations and academia, to assess the flood risks facing coastal communities and ecosystems and collaboratively develop a coastal storm risk management framework to address increasing  risks, which are driven in part by increased frequency and intensity of storm events and rising sea levels due to a changing climate.
USACE releases North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released to the public a report detailing the results of a two-year study to address coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure in the North Atlantic region of the United States affected by Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012.
TANGIER, Va. -- A damaged shack that once housed equipment used by watermen on Tangier Island sits empty along the harbor here November 3, 2014. The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working on a breakwater that will help protect the boats and shacks in the harbor from damaging wave attack during coastal storms.
Island commitment, working to assist Tangier
A cadre of Norfolk District leaders and staff journeyed by boat 14 miles in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay to reaffirm their commitment to assisting in Tangier Island's subsistence and erosion issues.
The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is assisting Arlington National Cemetery with their cemetery expansion project, which incorporates the area’s natural beauty and historic nature. The current design for the Millennium Project includes restoring the stream and preserving the trees within 50-100 feet of the stream, as well as the other areas, where possible.
Arlington National Cemetery Millennium Project
The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is assisting Arlington National Cemetery with their cemetery expansion project, which incorporates the area’s natural beauty and historic nature. The current design for the Millennium Project includes restoring the stream and preserving the trees within 50-100 feet of the stream, as well as the other areas, where possible.

Public Notices

NAO-2014-0429

7/22/2015
The City of Chesapeake proposes to fill a total of 1.45 acres of non-tidal forested and emergent wetlands in order to construct a new Fire Station #10 in the City of Chesapeake. Public comment period ends Aug. 20, 2015.

NAO-2015-00980 Fauquier County Sports Complex

7/21/2015
Fauquier County Parks and Recreation is proposing the construction of a public recreational sports complex. The project would include the construction of five rectangular ball fields, six diamond ball fields, a volleyball court, a skating facility and associated storage, maintenance, and restroom facilities. The proposed work also includes the construction of the supporting infrastructure including an access road to the facility, parking areas, stormwater management facilities, and utilities. Public comment period ends Aug. 21, 2015.

NAO-2013-2458 (VMRC 15-0790)

7/13/2015
WM Jordan Development LLC has proposed the development of a Tech Center and Research Park associated with Jefferson Labs in Newport News, Virginia, on a 106-acre site, that would result in the fill of 6.72 acres of forested wetlands and 705 feet of tributary ditch drainage channel. Public Notice expires Aug. 13, 2015.

NAO-2014-1196

7/11/2015
Cherry Hill Construction Inc. plans to construct the Interstate 564 Intermodal Connector, a four-lane highway, to improve access to the Norfolk Naval Station and the Norfolk International Terminals and to improve traffic congestion. The entire project is located within the city of Norfolk, within the Willoughby Bay-Mason Creek drainage basin. Public Notice expires Aug. 13, 2015.

Lynnhaven Inlet Jetties Public Scoping Meeting

7/2/2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Virginia Beach announce the initiation of the Lynnhaven Inlet Jetties Study and invite the public to attend a NEPA scoping meeting July 22, from 6-8 p.m., at the Frank W. Cox High School auditorium lobby, 2425 Shorehaven Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Public comment period ends Aug. 31, 2015.

Latest News

Gathright Dam officials cancel pulse release

7/20/2015
Officials at the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have canceled Wednesday's pulse release at Gathright Dam. The Norfolk District, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, determined that recent rainfall eliminated the need for the second planned pulse release of the year.

Lynnhaven Inlet Jetties public scoping meeting scheduled for July 22; comment period underway

7/17/2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, and the city of Virginia Beach announced the initiation of the Lynnhaven Inlet Jetties Study July 2 via joint website public notices.

Controlled flood release ends at Gathright Dam

7/1/2015
Gathright Dam near Covington, Virginia will end its controlled flood storage release today. Beginning this morning at 9 a.m., operators at the dam will begin to reduce the release, which is currently at 1,530 cubic feet per second, to 600 cubic feet per second by 11 a.m.

Great Bridge Lock to close temporarily July 1 to conduct final repairs

6/30/2015
The Great Bridge Lock on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal will temporarily close to vessel traffic from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 1, to facilitate diving and crane operations to remove cofferdam and return lock to full operation.

Gathright Dam continues controlled flood release, operators to reduce release rate

6/30/2015
Gathright Dam near Covington, Virginia continues a controlled flood storage release today. Beginning this morning at 9 a.m., operators at the dam will begin to reduce the release, which is currently at 3,480 cubic feet per second, to 1,600 cubic feet per second by 1 p.m.

Gathright Dam conducts controlled flood release

6/29/2015
The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began a controlled flood release at Gathright Dam near Covington, Virginia at 9 a.m. today. The flow will gradually increase from 1,210 cubic feet per second to 3,500 cubic feet per second by 1 p.m.

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