Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Flood Protection for Downtown Norfolk
This storm waster pump station and the adjacent floodwalls protect the low-lying areas of downtown from tidal flooding. Large steel doors at various point allow passage through the wall, but are periodically closed when tidal flooding is anticipated. Beneath City Hall Avenue, which was once a canal, is a large box culvert that collects storm water runoff from the downtown area. The box culvert carries storm water to a “sump” or pit beneath the pump station, where trash and debris are removed before pumping the water into the river.
Erected by City of Norfolk.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Norfolk Heritage Cannonball Trail marker series.
Location. 36° 50.812′ N, 76° 17.627′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on Boush Street north of W Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cedar (within shouting distance of this marker); Half Moone Fort, 1673 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cannonball Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Surveying the Land & Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); Armed Forces Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battleship Wisconsin: Berthed in Norfolk (about 300 feet away); Battleship Wisconsin: A Floating Fortress (about 300 feet away); Battleship Wisconsin: BB-9 and BB-64 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
More about this marker. This marker is part of the Norfolk Heritage Cannonball Trail
Regarding Flood Protection for Downtown Norfolk. Although this may protect Norfolk from tidal flooding, Norfolk tends to flood whenever there are heavy rains.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,142 times since then and 44 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on November 6, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.