Stormwater

  • Rising Sea Levels Complicate Flooding Issues

    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.

  • Park Improvements Target Runoff Reduction

    Tools for slowing the flow of polluting stormwater runoff were the focus of a recent event at the Cedar Point Recreation Area, part of a collaborative effort to restore water quality in the White Oak River.

  • Wilmington Stormwater Efforts Recognized

    A collaborative effort to manage eight stormwater-reduction projects in the Wilmington area has earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s recognition for its work.

  • New Stormwater Rules Set to Take Effect

    New state stormwater rules with a new express permitting process, the result of three years of development involving various stakeholders, are set to take effect on New Years Day.

  • Town Shows Off Simple Stormwater Solutions

    Oak Island’s efforts to deal with stormwater problems, such as pollution and flooding, were showcased during a recent tour for officials from other towns and members of the public.

  • Landscapers Cry Foul Over New Permits

    One of the main objections voiced at a public hearing in New Bern on a package of proposed stormwater rules focused on provisions that exclude landscape architects from submitting applications for the new fast-track permitting process.

  • Will New Runoff Rules Protect Waterways?

    State officials are seeking public comment on a major overhaul of stormwater rules. We explore whether the new rules will better protect our coastal waters or are merely a means for faster permitting.