Attorney General Josh Stein announced Thursday that UNCW and the Coastal Land Trust are among the 27 recipients of this year’s Environmental Enhancement grant from the North Carolina Department of Justice.
NC regulators OK Atlantic Beach watershed plan
The N.C. Division of Water Resources has approved a collaborative plan to help Atlantic Beach address flooding.
High bacteria levels force officials to cancel triathlon swim
YMCA Wrightsville Beach Sprint Triathlon organizers canceled the swim portion of the Sept. 25 race after state officials detected high levels of bacteria in Banks Channel.
Swansboro family’s home kept flooding; state bought it
Zena Underwood and her husband Mark saw their home flood repeatedly, including during Hurricane Florence, before a state buyout program helped them move and took the property off the market for good.
New Hanover to use federal aid to lower stormwater fees
Residents can learn more during a public meeting set for June 23 on the county’s plan to use federal coronavirus relief to lower property owners’ costs for stormwater services.
Stormwater management can protect water quality: Study
Managing stormwater helps reduce the amount of pollution that ends up in the watershed, a recent study found.
State DOT’s stormwater design manual set for major update
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.
PKS, Federation Complete Stormwater Work
Pine Knoll Shores and the North Carolina Coastal Federation recently completed a project to reduce nuisance flooding by managing stormwater.
City Offers Tour of Stormwater Solutions
Wilmington city staff are offering tours of various stormwater management solutions April 27 at Anne McCrary Park by Randall Pond.
Swansboro Works to Manage Stormwater
There are eight new public parking spots at downtown Swansboro’s Ward Shore Park made with material that allows stormwater to soak into the ground.
Beaufort OKs $23.6M For Infrastructure Work
Beaufort commissioners have accepted a $23.6 million financing package from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pay for water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure work.
New Stormwater Plan Puts Nature to Work
The North Carolina Coastal Federation announced Wednesday a new plan for “nature-based” solutions to stormwater-related flooding, water quality issues.
Topsail Beach Takes on Stormwater, Erosion
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.
Storms Add to Nags Head’s Flooding Woes
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.