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Title: Environmental Assessment : Willoughby Spit and Vicinity Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project, Norfolk, Virginia
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Norfolk District
Keywords: Hurricanes
Shore protection
Flood control
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Norfolk (Va.)
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Norfolk District.
Abstract: The purpose of the proposed action is to provide protection from erosion induced damages and also to provide limited protection to the beach and to residential structures from storm damage. Historically, the Willoughby Spit-Ocean View shoreline has undergone periods of alternating recession and accretion with an overall trend toward recession. The shoreline is exposed to open bay fetch conditions as well as some oceanic conditions. Long term erosion rates range from 2.5 feet to 6.0 feet per year, with the east end of the study area being the most affected. Nourishment is necessary to reinforce the beach berm in anticipation of northeasters and hurricanes over the 50-year project life. The November 2009 nor’easter, impacted the beach front, reducing it from 300 feet (including berm) at low tide to an average of 136 feet in width at low tide.
Description: Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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