Corps of Engineers recommends $1.8 bil in flood reduction improvements

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft report for coastal storm and flood risks. 

The report addresses temporary and permanent adverse impacts on essential fish habitat, federally listed threatened and endangered species, marine mammals, navigation, recreation, wetlands, cultural resources, and visual resources. 

Experts advise that Norfolk needs $1.8 billion in improvements to reduce flood risk across large segments of the city. 

The report was a result of the Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Study, conducted in partnership with the City of Norfolk. The investigation took three years to accomplish, and cost $3 million. 

You can view the entire report here.

The public is invited to an open-house style meeting to learn more about the study. The meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on November 16, at the Attucks Theater. 

 

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