NORFOLK, Va. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft feasibility report for addressing coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable property, populations, ecosystems, and infrastructure in Norfolk.
The Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement proposes $1.8 billion in improvements.
Among the recommendations are a combination of structural, nonstructural, and Natural and Nature-based features (NNBFs) to reduce flood risk across large segments of the city.
"We’re also recommending extension of the flood wall. So currently there is a flood wall in downtown Norfolk. We are recommending quite a bit more floodwall," Susan Conner, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District, told News 3 anchor Todd Corillo Monday.
The Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Study, conducted in partnership with the City of Norfolk, is a comprehensive 3-year, $3 million investigation of coastal storm risk management problems and solutions in Norfolk.
The public is invited to review, provide comments, and attend an open-house style meeting to learn more about the study and the document on 5:30 to 8 p.m., Nov.16, 2017 at the Attucks Theater, 1010 Church Street, Norfolk, VA 23510.