At its mouth, Norfolk’s Lafayette River is about a mile wide, stretching from the former golf course at Lambert’s Point north to the Norfolk International Terminals.
This point, where the Lafayette meets the Elizabeth River, is currently a broad expanse of open water, dotted with sailboats on a sunny afternoon.
But by the end of this decade, the view here will look a bit different. Norfolk is planning a massive floodgate, or storm surge barrier, that will extend across the river.Katherine Hafner, WHRO
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