The large-scale Stoney Creek project in Wayne County has shown that using natural and working lands to hold back stormwater can be an effective solution to repeated flooding of homes and infrastructure, but some places face a losing battle.
In only the third update to its stormwater design manual since the late ’90s, the N.C. Department of Transportation is embracing more nature-based tools to reduce flooding and improve water quality.
Beaufort recently installed pavement that allows stormwater to soak into the ground, one of numerous projects to improve water quality in area municipalities.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation announced Wednesday a new plan for “nature-based” solutions to stormwater-related flooding, water quality issues.
After recently completing a beach and inlet storm damage restoration, Topsail Beach is now turning its attention to soundside problems and advancing living shoreline and stormwater projects.
A three-year study of how polluted runoff affects the Rachel Carson Reserve in Beaufort is the inspiration for a plan in the works for a more collaborative effort to address stormwater problems all along the North Carolina coast.
A study of drainage infrastructure in Roanoke Island’s most frequently flooded neighborhoods finds that long-term solutions would cost more than $2.6 million.
Kure Beach officials are awaiting results of a feasibility study of a proposed project to reduce stormwater discharge from ocean outfalls as Caswell Beach advances on a similar plan.
Outer Banks officials are tapping state grants, partnering on studies and taking other steps to address increasingly persistent flooding and faulty, inadequate drainage systems.
A number of coastal communities are working on plans to reduce the volume of polluted stormwater runoff that can degrade water quality.
Pine Knoll Shores is set to vote next month on a proposed plan to address water quality problems stemming from polluted stormwater runoff.
Pender County commissioners are set to consider a rezoning request related to a proposed 49-lot residential development in Hampstead after the developer agreed to changes and the planning board recommended approval.
Pavement that allows stormwater to seep into the ground is key to a parking lot retrofit project to protect water quality at popular recreation sites in Wrightsville Beach.
The Outer Banks towns of Manteo and Nags Head have long been working to address stormwater problems, but rising seas and increased rainfall have made their efforts increasingly more challenging and expensive.
Swansboro is set to receive a federal grant and other money to help pay for retrofits to the town hall campus to reduce White Oak River pollution from stormwater runoff.
Nags Head’s chronic flooding problems, a factor of the topography and an outdated drainage system, have been made worse by sudden downpours during recent freak storms.