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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.
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.
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.
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.
A river runs free 10 years later
On the morning of February 23, 2004 the excitement around Fredericksburg, Va., was palpable – school children, dignitaries, and media from around the world converged along the Rappahannock River to watch an obsolete dam blow open.
Historic Fort Norfolk to close for building repairs Feb. 24
Fort Norfolk will close to visitors from Feb. 24 to June 6 as contractors replace the roof on a circa 1855 magazine building.
Millennium Project work begins at Arlington National Cemetery
Crews working for the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are preparing land designated for the growth of Arlington National Cemetery. The 27-acre Millennium Project adds nearly 30,000 burial and niche spaces to the cemetery, which is running out of room to honor America’s military veterans.
Great Bridge Lock reopens to vessel traffic
The Great Bridge Lock on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal reopened this afternoon after a two-day closure to vessel traffic to replace lock gates.
Great Bridge Lock to close temporarily to replace lock gates
The Great Bridge Lock on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal will temporarily close to vessel traffic from noon Feb. 19 to 9 p.m. Feb. 20 to replace the set of lock gates.
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