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Craney Island mosquito spraying set for Sept. 23

Norfolk District Public Affairs
Published Sept. 21, 2014
Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area (CIDMMA), also known as Craney Island, is the “Jewel in the Port of Hampton Roads.” Since its construction in 1957, Craney Island’s centralized location provides a low-cost placement option for material dredged from Hampton Roads navigation channels, as well as from private dredging projects.

Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area (CIDMMA), also known as Craney Island, is the “Jewel in the Port of Hampton Roads.” Since its construction in 1957, Craney Island’s centralized location provides a low-cost placement option for material dredged from Hampton Roads navigation channels, as well as from private dredging projects.

NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the city of Portsmouth, Virginia, will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying Tuesday at federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties and the Churchland area in Portsmouth.

Crabbe Aviation, LLC of Mechanicsville, Virginia, will conduct the aerial spraying between 5 and 9 p.m. in areas north of state Route 164, weather permitting.

Beekeepers in the affected areas should keep bees covered during spraying operations, and people with known allergies should stay indoors.

If conditions don’t allow spraying Tuesday, the inclement weather date is Wednesday, Sept. 24.

The Portsmouth Mosquito Hotline, 757-393-8666, will provide continuous updates on Tuesday’s aerial mosquito spraying.