US Army Corps of Engineers
Norfolk District

Lynnhaven River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Study

A feasibility report and integrated environmental assessment, or EA, have been prepared to describe the findings of the Lynnhaven River basin ecosystem restoration study and to assess the potential impacts of the project on the Lynnhaven River basin and surrounding area.

The purpose of the study was to evaluate ecosystem restoration within the Lynnhaven River basin and to develop the most suitable restoration plan.

The plan that resulted from this study includes the restoration of approximately 38 acres of wetlands and the planting of 94 acres of sea grasses, also called submerged aquatic vegetation, or SAV, constructing 31 acres of artificial reef habitat on 24 sites.

The study also recommends the reintroduction of bay scallops in 22 acres of the Lynnhaven River once sea grass becomes established in the river basin.

The final report is available here.