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  • July

    Gathright Dam’s first pulse release set for Wednesday

    COVINGTON, Va. – Gathright Dam operators are scheduled to conduct the year’s first water-pulse release from Lake Moomaw on Wednesday, July 21.
  • Norfolk District invites public to virtual change of command ceremony July 8

    NORFOLK, Va. – Col. Brian P. Hallberg will assume command of the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in a change of command ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. July 8 at the city’s Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center. The public may view the ceremony live on the District’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. 
  • June

    Gathright Dam pulse release canceled as river conditions ‘favorable’

    NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials have canceled the upcoming pulse release scheduled for Wednesday, June 23 at Gathright Dam in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia near Covington.
  • District schedules mosquito management spraying for Craney Island June 17

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has scheduled aerial mosquito treatment for 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 17 over the federal property on the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area in Portsmouth, Virginia.
  • Corps to host virtual stakeholders public meeting for Gathright Dam pulse releases

    COVINGTON, Va. – The Norfolk District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is hosting a virtual stakeholders public meeting on June 15 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to learn more about the Gathright Dam and the upcoming scheduled pulse releases. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and ask questions.
  • May

    USACE hosts FNOD Restoration Advisory Board virtual meeting June 3

    SUFFOLK, Va. — Restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot (FNOD) remain an ongoing priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Community members can learn more about this Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) and hear the latest cleanup progress during the project’s quarterly Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) virtual meeting scheduled for 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. June 3 via Webex.
  • Corps conducts semi-annual inspection at Gathright Dam ahead of pulse releases

    COVINGTON, Va – The Norfolk District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) conducted a semi-annual inspection of the Gathright Dam on May 10-14 as part of the District's comprehensive dam safety program ahead of yearly pulse releases scheduled to begin in June.
  • March

    Norfolk District’s site assessment for FEMA assists Virginia vaccination center opening

    A multidisciplinary team from the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency in an assessment of a local site for conversion into a federally supported community vaccination center here last week.
  • USACE to host Arlington National Cemetery project Industry Day for contractors

    NORFOLK, Virginia - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District is scheduled to host a virtual “Industry Day” event on April 13 from 12:00-3:30 p.m. for construction contractors interested in the Arlington National Cemetery Southern Expansion (ANCSE) project and Defense Access Roads (DAR) project.
  • Army Corps of Engineers to host virtual careers open house

    NORFOLK, Virginia - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District is scheduled to host a “Careers Virtual Open House” event March 17 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to fill multiple vacancies within the organization.
  • District conducting controlled flood release at Gathright Da

    COVINGTON, Va. – Operators at Gathright Dam began a controlled flood storage release Tuesday due to increased rainfall. Beginning at 9 a.m., operators at the dam gradually increased the release rate from 1,200 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 5,000 cfs over a three-hour period. This change in release rates will increase river stages at the dam about 2.7 feet and approximately 2.5 feet in Covington over the next 6 to 10 hours.
  • February

    FNOD Restoration Advisory Board virtual meeting scheduled for March 4

    SUFFOLK, Va. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team managing restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot will provide a progress update to community members and the public during a virtual meeting March 4.
  • January

    Deep Creek Bridge Project receives $12.6M in USACE Work Plan

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on January 19, 2021, which included funding appropriations for the Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Project in Chesapeake, Virginia in the amount of $12,657,000.
  • December

    Norfolk District’s small business program achieves third banner year

    Although she probably won’t, Norfolk District Deputy for Small Business Programs Cherie Kunze could sit back and enjoy some well-deserved downtime; after all, this is the third consecutive year Norfolk District met and surpassed district goals for awards to small businesses.
  • November

    FNOD Restoration Advisory Board virtual meeting set for Dec. 3

    SUFFOLK, Va. — Restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot (FNOD) remain an ongoing priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Community members can learn more about this Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) and hear the latest cleanup progress during the project’s quarterly Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) virtual meeting scheduled for 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Dec. 3 via Webex.
  • October

    Monday primed for Portsmouth mosquito spraying

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct another round of aerial mosquito treatment Wednesday over federal property on Craney Island in Portsmouth.
  • Gathright Dam’s third pulse release set for October 14

    COVINGTON, Va. – Gathright Dam operators are scheduled to carry out the year’s third water-pulse
  • Mosquito spraying continues Tuesday in Portsmouth

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct another round of aerial mosquito treatment Tuesday over federal property on Craney Island.
  • September

    Gathright Dam pulse release canceled as river conditions ‘favorable’

    NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials have canceled Wednesday’s scheduled pulse release at Gathright Dam in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia near Covington.
  • Mosquito treatment set for Monday at Craney Island

    NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct another round of aerial mosquito treatment Monday over federal property on Craney Island.