Official Norfolk District page for the Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management project. Information about flooding, sea level rise, coastal erosion, the Norfolk flood study and more.
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As a result of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, Congress passed P.L. 113-2, a portion of which directed actions USACE was to take, including preparation of two interim reports to Congress, a project performance evaluation report, and a comprehensive study to address the flood risks of vulnerable coastal populations in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy within the boundaries of the North Atlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
USACE completed the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS - link to PDF) which identified nine high risk areas on the Atlantic Coast for an in-depth analysis based on preliminary analyses.
The City of Norfolk has been identified as one of these nine areas of high risk, or Focus Areas, that warrants an in-depth investigation into potential coastal storm risk management solutions.
The Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Study is a comprehensive investigation of flood risk management problems and solutions in the City of Norfolk. The considered past, current, and future flood risk management and resilience planning initiatives and projects underway by USACE and other federal, state, and local agencies. Three overarching efforts were performed:
The Norfolk District performed the functional activities of a feasibility-level study in accordance with USACE SMART Planning and Civil Works Modernization guidance and milestones. The study included planning, engineering, economics, environmental resources, and NEPA compliance.
This study was authorized by Resolution of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works dated July 25, 2012.
City of Norfolk
Project Study Area
City of Norfolk
Click here to submit comments about the study
North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study website
NAACS Main Report
NAACS Virginia Analysis/Norfolk Information
Risk management strategies (structural, non-structural)
Review Plan for Feasibility Study
100 Resilient Cities -- Norfolk
Norfolk District, USACE
803 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510