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  • July

    Norfolk District begins James River dredging

    NORFOLK, Va. – James River Federal Navigation Project engineers are ramping up efforts to minimize shoaling effects and improve safe navigation along Central Virginia’s winding watershed. Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Cottrell Contracting Corp. commenced maintenance dredging Sunday in the 7.6-mile Dancing Point-Swann Point channel.
  • Leaders sign Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management design agreement

    NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management project just got another boost from city officials and Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Col. Patrick Kinsman, district commander, and City Manager Doug Smith signed the design agreement Friday, clearing a path for the Army and Norfolk to share costs in funding and developing full designs for the first construction feature.
  • March

    Norfolk District 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 locks and bridges.
  • 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 2016. The maintenance work should be completed by April.
  • February

    Norfolk District replacing Great Bridge Lock chamber valves

    NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will replace three of eight chamber valves at Great Bridge Lock along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Chesapeake starting today. The $950,000 project is a joint effort by Norfolk District and neighboring Huntington District in West Virginia.
  • October

    Six years later, Army Corps remains Sandy focused

    At the same time the North Atlantic Division has supported U.S. Army Corps of Engineers response and recovery efforts following recent major storm events elsewhere in the United States, it has remained intensely focused on Superstorm Sandy repair, restoration and risk-reduction projects in the northeast six years since that major weather event.
  • Norfolk District Releases Draft Report for Coastal Storm and Flood Risks

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released a draft feasibility report for addressing coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable property, populations, ecosystems, and infrastructure in the city.
  • August

    Dismal Swamp Canal scheduled to reopen in September

    The Dismal Swamp Canal is scheduled to reopen to vessel traffic by the end of September, with the Lake Drummond Reservation and Feeder Ditch opening to canoes and kayaks on August 18, officials said.
  • June

    After heavy rainfall, Gathright Dam begins controlled flood release

    COVINGTON, Va. -- The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will began a controlled flood release at Gathright Dam near Covington, Virginia today.
  • Officials announce Gathright Dam pulse release dates

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will deviate from Gathright Dam's existing water control plan in order to conduct five pulse releases near Covington, Virginia from July through October 2016.
  • April

    Arlington National Cemetery hosts open house to seek comments on Southern Expansion Project

    Arlington National Cemetery announces the initiation of the Southern Expansion Project and Associated Roadway Realignment, and invites the public to attend a National Environmental Policy Act scoping meeting to learn more about and provide comments on the proposed project.
  • January

    DLA Aviation Operations Center Phase I construction in full swing

    Construction on the new five-story Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Operations Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia is in full swing and a great deal of progress has been made since the groundbreaking ceremony back on Oct. 15, 2015.
  • May

    350 participate in 11th annual Paddle for the Border

    As the first light of day tried to peek through gray clouds, hundreds of cars and trucks arrived and began to unload kayaks and canoes onto the banks of the historical Dismal Swamp Canal for the 11th Annual Paddle for the Border May 3.
  • April

    Corps studies accessibility for Cemetery

    A team from the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is traveling around and taking notes at Arlington National Cemetery to assess the accessibility of certain sections of the 150-year-old facility for its disabled visitors.
  • February

    A river runs free 10 years later

    On the morning of February 23, 2004 the excitement around Fredericksburg, Va., was palpable – school children, dignitaries, and media from around the world converged along the Rappahannock River to watch an obsolete dam blow open.
  • January

    Norfolk District shines for Elizabeth River restoration

    A 623-square-foot sanctuary oyster reef in the Elizabeth River captured recognition for the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ environmental work yesterday.
  • March

    For eroding island, engineers' efforts start with models

    A team of engineers and researchers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center, Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory in Vicksburg, Miss., is gathering wind data on Tangier Island, an island in the Chesapeake Bay that is sinking and eroding away, especially when strong winds churn storm waters.
  • August

    Beach complete, infrastructure protected

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. – More than 3 million cubic yards of newly deposited sand is protecting the launch pads and critical infrastructure at NASA’s flight facility here.