• June

    Corps and commonweath announce Gathright Dam pulse release dates

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will deviate from Gathright Dam’s existing water control plan in order to conduct six pulse releases from June through October 2014.
  • Corps, volunteers collect more than 2,000 pounds of shoreline debris

    PORTSMOUTH, Virginia – Sunglasses. Check! Bug spray. Check! Bottled water. Check! Trash bags. Check!
  • Worst-case scenario forecasting helps district plan for hurricane season

    Six feet of murky river water swirls around desks, seeps through walls and begins corroding wires. It’s a scenario that would put Norfolk District out for six months and cause $10 million or more in damage. “All it would take is a hurricane catching us at high tide and that could be a reality for us,” said Stan Ballard, district emergency management services chief. Ballard gathered leadership for Continuity of Operations meeting, or COOP, to anticipate needs, abilities and work-arounds for the more than 300 Norfolk District employees in such a scenario.
  • May

    FNOD Restoration Advisory Board meets June 5

    Community members can learn more about the Formerly Used Defense Site here and latest clean-up progress during the project’s quarterly Restoration Advisory Board meeting on Thursday, June 5, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.
  • It's not too late to prepare

    Time to dust off your preparedness plans and refresh your supplies! Hold on, you say? The latest outlook is “quiet,” -- why should I prepare? The seasonal outlook only provides insight as to the potential number of tropical storms and hurricanes, based upon current atmospheric and ocean conditions. Unfortunately, it only takes one storm to cause horrific destruction.
  • Gathright Dam to conduct a routine, controlled flood release

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun a controlled flood release at Gathright Dam near Covington, Va., at 9:00 a.m.
  • Historic Fort Norfolk reopens ahead of schedule

    Fort Norfolk reopened to the public today, four weeks ahead of schedule, after contractors replaced the roof on the circa-1855 magazine building here.
  • 350 participate in 11th annual Paddle for the Border

    Paddlers came from as far away as California to participate in this year's Paddle for the Border event May 3, 2014. More than 340 people met at the South Mills, N.C. welcome center and paddled 11 miles - and across the Virginia state line - to a picnic area for lunch.
  • District team recognized as USACE 2013 PDT of the year

    The task: build a state-of-the-art, world-class medical facility in five years. The result: the $1 billion Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, a model of modern military medical facilities that now stands where a golf course once existed on post.
  • April

    Corps studies accessibility for Cemetery

    A team from the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is traveling around and taking notes at Arlington National Cemetery to assess how accessible sections of the 150-year-old facility are for disabled visitors.
  • Corps signs Commonwealth Crossing permit

    The Norfolk District authorized the environmental permit to develop the Commonwealth Crossing Business Center in Henry County, Va. here today. The Henry County Industrial Development Authority agreed to the proffered permit sent by Norfolk District last week, which allowed Col. Paul Olsen, Norfolk District commander, to finalize and authorize the permit.
  • North Landing Bridge reopens after two-day repairs

    The North Landing Bridge in Chesapeake, Va. reopened this afternoon after maintenance crews replaced electrical cables at the bridge.
  • March

    Permit proffered for Henry County's Commonwealth Crossing Business Center

    Regulators with the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers here forwarded an initial proffered permit to Henry County Industrial Development Authority officials today, crossing an important milestone in the federal permitting process for the proposed Commonwealth Crossing Business Center in Henry County, Va.
  • North Landing Bridge to temporarily close

    The North Landing Bridge in Chesapeake, Va. will close to navigation from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 2.
  • Great Dismal Swamp Canal pedestrian bridge reopens

    SOUTH MILLS, N.C. – The Great Dismal Swamp Canal pedestrian bridge reopened at 5 p.m., March 19, after a two-week closure to repair cylinders in a hydraulic arm weld, which had broken from the bridge’s bascule.
  • Lafayette River home to new oyster sanctuary reef

    The Lafayette River-NIT oyster reef, built with approximately 14,000 cubic yards of fossilized shell, will soon become the fourth in a six-sanctuary, 16-acre permanent oyster reef initiative that the Norfolk District began last October.
  • FNOD Restoration Advisory Board meets March 6

    Community members can learn more about the Formerly Used Defense Site here and latest clean-up progress during the project’s quarterly Restoration Advisory Board meeting March 6.
  • Delayed Reporting March 4

    NORFOLK, Va. -- Due to weather conditions, the Norfolk District will open under a 2-hour delay
  • Women's History Month -- Betty Grey Waring: from farmer's daughter to federal engineer

    Betty Grey Waring grew up a farmer's daughter. She's now a federal engineer and well-respected and valued leader in the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • February

    Great Dismal Swamp Canal Bridge closed for repairs

    SOUTH MILLS, N.C. – The Great Dismal Swamp Canal Bridge is closed for repairs through the first week of March. On Feb. 27, a maintenance crew from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources closed the pedestrian bridge, which crosses onto the Dismal Swamp Canal between North Carolina and Virginia.