US Army Corps of Engineers
Norfolk District

Tangier Island Jetty Project

Purpose:

To help protect the harbor and west channel from wave action and, during the winter, from sheets of ice that pile up and damage the islander’s work boats, docks, and crab houses.  With a majority of the island’s revenue coming from watermen and tourism, the need for an open and clear channel free from damaging waves and ice is a necessity for the local economy. 

Cost:

  • Feasibility Phase:
    ·$688,000 total
    · First $100,000 is 100% federally funded
    · 50/50 state and federal cost share on $588,000
  • Design and Construction Phase:
    · $2,474,000
    · 20/80 state and federal cost share $495,000/$1,979,000

Expected Time Frame:

Feasibility Phase:                                  2012 – 2017
Design and Implementation Phase:      2017 – 2019

Authorization:

Water Resources Development Act of 1996

 

TANGIER, Va. – The Lori Robin, a Tangier Island based waterman boat sits dockside in the island’s 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. (U.S. Army photo/Patrick Bloodgood)
The community of a little more than 700 people located in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay is experiencing erosion, sea-level rise and subsidence. Multiple projects, including an active dredging program and soon to be built jetty, are ongoing or being studied by The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to find ways to combat the effects of these elements. (U.S. Army photo/Patrick Bloodgood)
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.
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Public Review and Comment Period for Draft EA and Associated Documents

Comments on the documents provided below can be submitted via email to david.m.schulte@usace.army.mil.

To be considered, all comments must be received by Friday, December 2, 2016.