The City of Norfolk, via a contract with a coastal engineering consultant, conducts a beach condition survey twice a year, typically in the spring and fall. This survey data provides a reference to monitor beach erosion and compare current conditions with past conditions and identify any trends in coastal erosion.
Additional surveys may also be completed following hurricanes, tropical storms, nor’easters, and other severe weather events to identify storm impacts, potential damage, and identify any areas where repair or remediation needed due to the storm. The City coordinates with Norfolk District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on the segments of Norfolk beachfront that have been part of a USACE Beach nourishment and replenishment project and are considered to be an engineered beach.
Previous surveys can be found below and additional questions can be directed to the Office of Resilience at norfolkRC@norfolk.gov or 757-664-2460.