US Army Corps of Engineers
Norfolk District

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  • December

    Bay islanders receive status update on needed jetty

    In front of a mostly packed house in Tangier Island’s combined-school cafeteria, a panel of Norfolk District leaders, engineers and scientists briefed the community on progress of the jetty project.
  • November

    Final FNOD board meeting of 2015 scheduled

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host their quarterly public meeting regarding restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot Thursday.
  • Fort Norfolk to temporarily close to visitors

    Fort Norfolk will close to visitors from Nov. 12-27 as contractors perform various landscape repairs to the historic War of 1812-era coastal fortification.
  • October

    District sprints in at end-of-year dash

    The district’s final end-of-year sprint capped off an active fiscal year, with 797 contract actions obligating $293.34 million on projects throughout the commonwealth – a 19.7 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Final Gathright Dam pulse release of 2015 scheduled for Wednesday

    Operators at Gathright Dam near Covington, Virginia will conduct the final pulse release of the year Wednesday. The pulse, conducted by the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will begin at approximately 6 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. and will increase levels 3 to 4.5 feet in the Jackson River.
  • Craney Island mosquito spraying scheduled for Oct. 13

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Portsmouth, Virginia, will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 at federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties, and the Churchland area in Portsmouth.
  • Craney Island mosquito spraying scheduled for Oct. 7

    Norfolk District and the city of Portsmouth, Virginia, will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying Wednesday, Oct. 7, over federal property at the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area in Portsmouth, Virginia.
  • Norfolk District prepares response teams, project sites for Hurricane Joaquin

    Ahead of Hurricane Joaquin, the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking the following measures to protect the health and safety of Virginians, and prevent flooding and damage at its military and civil work project sites throughout the commonwealth.
  • September

    Gathright Dam pulse release underway

    At 6 a.m. today, operators at Gathright Dam near Covington, Virginia began conducting a pulse release. The pulse will gradually increase and peak at 3,500 cubic feet per second by 9 a.m. The maximum surge will last two hours, begin to gradually decrease at 11 a.m., and return to 240 cfs by 1:30 p.m.
  • Gathright Dam pulse release scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 23

    Operators at Gathright Dam near Covington, Virginia will conduct a pulse release Wednesday.
  • North Landing Bridge closed for emergency repairs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close the North Landing Bridge on Route 165 for emergency repairs beginning at 9 a.m. today. The bridge will be closed to vehicular and marine traffic as engineers perform the repairs, which are expected to be complete before 5 p.m. today.
  • Norfolk Harbor and Channels Deepening NEPA public scoping meeting scheduled for Sept. 24; comment period underway

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its project partner, Virginia Port Authority, invite the public to attend a National Environmental Policy Act scoping meeting Sept. 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on the third floor of Nauticus Museum, Living Sea Landing, 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Elizabeth River and Southern Branch Navigation Improvements NEPA public scoping meeting scheduled for Sept. 24; comment period underway

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its project partner, Virginia Port Authority, invite the public to attend a National Environmental Policy Act scoping meeting Sept. 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on the third floor of Nauticus Museum, Living Sea Landing, 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, Virginia.
  • USACE navigation charts go mobile

    The Army Geospatial Center (AGC) recognized the need for an app that allows boaters to easily view the navigation charts from their mobile devices like smart phones and tablets and tapped into the resources the Louisville District has to offer to develop this capability.
  • Army Corps of Engineers, city of Norfolk announce three-month delay in Willoughby Spit, East Ocean View Coastal Storm Damage and Protection project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Norfolk announce a three-month delay in the start of construction of a coastal storm damage reduction project for Willoughby Spit and East Ocean View beach areas due to the receipt of an unacceptable bid in response to the solicitation.
  • August

    Gathright Dam pulse release scheduled for Sept. 2

    Operators at Gathright Dam near Covington, Virginia will conduct a pulse release Wednesday. The pulses will increase levels 3 to 4.5 feet in the Jackson River, and experts advise people who use the river to be aware of the river fluctuations caused by the pulses.
  • FNOD Restoration Advisory Board to meet Thursday

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host their quarterly public meeting regarding restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot Thursday. The Restoration Advisory Board meeting; which will take place at the Courtyard Marriott, 8060 Harbour View Blvd. in Suffolk from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.; will feature discussions regarding the latest cleanup progress.
  • Craney Island mosquito spraying set for Aug. 10

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Portsmouth, Virginia, will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying Monday, Aug. 10, at federal properties on Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area.
  • July

    Gathright Dam officials cancel pulse release

    Officials at the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have canceled Wednesday's pulse release at Gathright Dam. The Norfolk District, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, determined that recent rainfall eliminated the need for the second planned pulse release of the year.
  • Lynnhaven Inlet Jetties public scoping meeting scheduled for July 22; comment period underway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, and the city of Virginia Beach announced the initiation of the Lynnhaven Inlet Jetties Study July 2 via joint website public notices.