A project designed to cut down stormwater flow into waterways around Oak Island in Brunswick County may be reducing the volume of stormwater by 77 percent.
After years of talk and planning, work is likely to begin by next month on the first phase of a stormwater project that will transform two eyesore ponds in Carteret County and lessen the flow of polluted runoff into a creek.
A draft report on a study nearly a decade in the works shows that bacteria levels regularly exceed standards near drain pipes that dump stormwater in the ocean off Dare County beaches.
Cedar Point officials, ECU and the N.C. Coastal Federation have teamed to reduce stormwater runoff into the White Oak River, which the EPA says is impaired.
New research shows that recent projects in Wrightsville Beach have cut polluted runoff into local waterways by as much as 90 percent.
Even if it were possible, dredging may not be the ultimate solution for an ailing creek in Swansboro. Any real fix includes finally getting control of the poisoned runoff that has assaulted Hawkins Creek for decades.
Hawkins Creek in Swansboro was once thriving with fish and was a good place for a cool summer swim. Now, there’s hardly enough water to wet your feet, and the water’s often nasty. We take a two-part look at Hawkins.
Sewer plants at two residential subdivisions in western Carteret County could be turned into regional plants that would increase development and threaten the shellfish waters of Bogue Sound.
Hawkins Creek in Swansboro may be suffering from years of abuse from stormwater runoff, new state studies indicate.
The N.C. Coastal Federation, Oak Island and volunteers are working to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff polluting the river.
Draining a stormwater pond in Swansboro that led to the muddying of a creek has prompted the state to test the creek’s overall water quality.
Two state agencies are investigating the pumping of a stormwater pond in Swansboro that led to the muddying of a local creek.
Engineers have a term for it: KISS. Keep It Simple, Stupid is a universal principle of design, and LID — low-impact development — is the epitome of the approach.
A small town in Carteret County where almost $500,000 in federal grants has been spent to control runoff into the lower White Oak River is considering installing centralized sewer, which could lead to even more runoff into the river.
Several retrofit projects designed to reduce stormwater runoff are currently being installed along roadways and other high pollution sites in Wrightsville Beach.
Cedar Point in western Carteret County and a sewer authority in adjacent Onslow County are in early but serious talks about extending a sewer line across the White Oak River to the town.