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  • September

    Craney Island mosquito spraying set for Sept. 19

    The Norfolk District and the city of Portsmouth, Va., will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying Thursday at federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties and the Churchland area in Portsmouth.
  • Corps awards contract to Illinois small business for NASA project

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, awarded a contract Aug. 28 to a Belleville, Ill., small business, BCI Construction USA, Inc., for potable water system repairs at NASA's Langley Research Center, located in Hampton, Va.
  • Lynette Rhodes’ long, winding road leads back home

    For Lynette Rhodes, there’s no place like home. No place that has come close to evoking the childlike joy of her beloved Norfolk. So when Rhodes returned to Norfolk 17 years later, it felt like it was meant to be.
  • August

    Gathright Dam to perform 'pulse release'

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will conduct a pulse release at Gathright Dam, near Covington, Va., on Tuesday, Sept. 3, beginning at approximately 6 a.m.
  • FNOD Restoration Advisory Board meets Sept. 5

    Community members can learn more about the ongoing restoration efforts at the formerly used defense site in Suffolk, during the project’s quarterly restoration advisory board meeting Sept. 5.
  • Corps awards $12 million contract to Hampton Roads company

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to dredge the James River federal navigation channel.
  • Gathright Dam ‘pulse release’ to increase Jackson River water flow

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will conduct a pulse release at Gathright Dam, near Covington, Va., on Tuesday, Aug. 13, beginning at approximately 6 a.m.
  • Craney Island mosquito spraying set for Aug. 12

    Aerial mosquito spraying Monday at federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties and the Churchland area in Portsmouth.
  • Big Beach renourishment complete

    Contractors smoothed out the last of the sand on the Virginia Beach, Va., beachfront Aug. 1, completing a beach renourishment cycle that widened the buffer between punishing storm surge and the city’s homes, businesses and tourist attractions.
  • July

    Agencies prune plant list

    When the national wetland plant list was initially rolled out to the web in May 2012 the Corp’s Regulatory Office said there would be periodic changes. Earlier this month those periodic changes became a reality.
  • Gathright Dam ‘pulse release’ to increase Jackson River water flow

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will conduct a pulse release on Tuesday, July 23, beginning at approximately 6 a.m.
  • Craney Island’s oyster mitigation project set for summer launch

    Oysters are expanding their real estate in the Elizabeth River and Hoffler Creek this summer, thanks to a USACE, VPA partnership to construct 16 acres of oyster reef, part of the Craney Island Eastward Expansion project.
  • June

    2-plus million cubic yards added to Sandbridge beachfront; Big Beach completion now under way

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A five-mile hurricane protection and beach renourishment project in Sandbridge is complete.
  • Flood plain manager flooded with praise

    Michelle Hamor, chief of Norfolk District’s flood plain management section, is the 2013 recipient of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Risk Manager of the Year Award. The Corps gives the award yearly to individuals who excel in the field of flood plain management, which plans for and identifies ways at controlling and reducing flood damages experienced by citizens living in flood plains.
  • Officials cancel Gathright Dam pulse release

    Federal and commonwealth officials have canceled Gathright Dam’s pulse release scheduled for Tuesday. The Norfolk District, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, determined that June’s higher-than-average flows in the Jackson River eliminated the need for the first planned pulse release.
  • Corps assists park service in protecting parkway from river

    As the York River encroaches on the Colonial Parkway, engineers have found that rocks are part of the answer to fixing critically damaged and eroded shoreline. That is why contractors, working for the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are using heavy equipment to place large boulders along the edge of the York River to stabilize and strengthen a section of the shoreline.
  • Corps begins Rudee Inlet dredging

    The Army Corps of Engineers will begin dredging the Rudee Inlet Federal Navigation Project here Monday. The Corps’ dredge Merritt, based out of Wilmington, N.C., will dredge for four days to remove shoaling in the channel. Engineers expect to dredge about 20,000 cubic yards of material, which will be placed directly north of the entrance channel and inlet jetties. The $78,000 project is 72 percent federally funded. Virginia Beach will fund the remaining 28 percent.
  • May

    FNOD Restoration Advisory Board meets June 6

    Restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot, or FNOD, remains an ongoing priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 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.
  • Corps begins post-Sandy study of North Atlantic coast

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scientists and engineers launched a collaborative study May 28 to determine how best to reduce flood and storm damage risks for people and communities along the North Atlantic coast.
  • Corps of Engineers and commonwealth of Virginia announce Gathright Dam pulse release dates

    COVINGTON, Va. – 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 2013.