In September 2003, Hurricane Isabel swept up the Eastern seaboard,
causing damage in North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. Several storm
reduction projects implemented by the Corps in recent years helped
to substantially reduce the damage in these areas.
For instance, the Virginia Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection
Project, and the Richmond Flood Wall are believed to have prevented
more than $113 million in damages in Virginia. The Corps large beach
replenishment project at Ocean City, Maryland also effectively absorbed
wave energy, protecting coastal properties.
Corps projects have provided similar protection against other recent
storms, including Hurricanes Floyd and Fran. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, flood walls are being rebuilt to protect the coastline from future damage.
RSM Policy and Implementation Workshop
This workshop was held to revisit, reasses, and revise the Corps' strategies for implementing the Regional Sediment Management approach. To learn more see the RSM Workshop Proceedings.