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  • August

    Partnership put Craney, port issues on display for senator

    Often referred to as the jewel of Hampton Roads, the Norfolk District put Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area on display through a partnership of port, state and corps officials for Sen. Tim Kaine Thursday.
  • Norfolk District 135: Gustav J. Fiebeger

    Fiebeger became the fifth in command of what would later become the Norfolk District when he took over as officer in charge on July 1, 1890.
  • Aerial mosquito spraying scheduled for Sept. 2

    The U.S. Air Force will conduct aerial mosquito spraying at federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent Portsmouth city properties, and parts of the Churchland area on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
  • Contractors dredge near Wachapreague

    Contractors began work dredging channels near the town of Wachapreague Sunday. Cottrell Contracting Corporation’s dredge Marion began dredging Bradford Bay and will work its way northwest into Finney Creek and finally into Wachapreague Channel.
  • Norfolk District 135: William Price Craighill

    William Price Craighill was the fourth officer in charge of what would later become the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He became the Corps’ first Southeast Division Engineer, overseeing coastal fortification projects in Hampton Roads.
  • Third Gathright Dam pulse release scheduled for tomorrow

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a pulse release beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow at Gathright Dam. The release, the third of six scheduled pulses, will increase levels 3 to 4.5 feet in the Jackson River and will end at 1:30 p.m.
  • Richmond Field Office main telephone service temporarily unavailable

    UPDATE: As of Aug. 18, 2014, the Richmond Field Office main telephone line has been repaired, and the office number of 804-323-3780 is back in service.
  • Craney Island mosquito spraying set for Aug. 14

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will conduct a second aerial mosquito spraying Thursday, Aug. 14, over U.S. Army property at Craney Island in Portsmouth, Va.
  • Craney Island mosquito spraying set for Aug. 12

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the city of Portsmouth, Va., will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying Tuesday at federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties and the Churchland area in Portsmouth.
  • Norfolk District 135: Frederick A. Hinman

    Frederick A. Hinman removed sunken vessels “obstructing or endangering navigation,” including the barge Albemarle near Hog Island lighthouse in Virginia, the schooner Maria and Elizabeth near Cape Charles lighthouse in Virginia, the schooner Tarry Not near Craney Island near the mouth of the Nansemond River, the schooner Anthea Godfrey in “Lynn Haven Roads, Virginia” [sic] (which was destroyed by explosives after having shown the wreck and cargo were valueless), and the steamer Concord, which was burned and sunk in the Pamplico River near Washington, North Carolina.