US Army Corps of Engineers
Norfolk District

Norfolk District Civil Works Mission

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Our civil works mission provides water resources support to the Commonwealth of Virginia, its towns, counties, and cities, as well as non-governmental organizations with environmental restoration, flood risk management, and navigation products and services. The Norfolk District’s civil works boundaries cover over 21,000 square miles and include the Rappahannock, York, James and Chowan river basins, as well as the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay coastal basin.



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Civil Works News

Norfolk District contract award delivers boost to Lynhaven Inlet navigation
4/11/2019 UPDATED
Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a 120-day period of performance contract to Cottrell Contracting Corp. for the Lynnhaven Inlet Federal Navigation Project. The project serves...
USACE awards $3.8 million services contract for AIWW facilities
NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a five-year services contract to U.S. Facilities Inc. for operations and maintenance of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway’s...
Norfolk District pours out the word on Virginia Flood Awareness Week
3/15/2019 UPDATED
This week is Virginia Flood Awareness Week, addressing the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster. The observance foreshadows the Atlantic hurricane season, which starts June 1, and is...
Norfolk District to begin Dismal Swamp Canal dredging
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to begin Dismal Swamp Canal dredging early next week – roughly a year ahead of schedule due to lingering impacts from Hurricane Matthew in...
Thimble Shoal Channel slated for dredging after Norfolk District award
3/5/2019 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District awarded a maintenance dredging contract to Manson Construction Co. for the Chesapeake Bay Thimble Shoal Channel in Virginia, Friday....