Willoughby Spit & Vicinity Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project
Aerial shoreline view. This report presents the results of a limited reevaluation phase investigation to reanalyze the findings of a 1983 Feasibility Report which recommended an implementable plan and the extent of Federal participation in a coastal storm damage reduction project for the Chesapeake Bay shoreline in the city of Norfolk, Virginia. This recommended plan was later authorized for construction in the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (WRDA 1986). Design efforts leading to the construction of the Authorized Project were put on hold in the mid-1990s and early 2000s due to a shift in local priorities in the study area resulting from the construction of two major Navy dredging/sand placement projects and state funding for the construction of offshore breakwaters. The damages wrought by Hurricane Isabel in 2003 brought about a renewed interest in the Authorized Project and in support at the local and Federal levels for the conduct of the limited reevaluation investigation.

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