During the November and December 2009 northeasters, extreme flooding due to abnormally high storm tides and heavy rainfall occurred which impacted the Ocean Park neighborhood, among others. The City of Virginia Beach commissioned a study of these occurrences and the Draft report from Parsons Brinckerhoff was received and made available for Citizen Input. The Final Report, dated September 2010, may be viewed by clicking below.
The study cites four areas that, if modified, would provide flooding protection up to a tide elevation of approximately 5 feet. Improvements include creating a drainage divide along Shore Drive just west of the Lesner Bridge to redirect flows at Crab Creek; creating a drainage divide along Shore Drive at the western end of Ocean Park Neighborhood, redirecting flows at Marlin Bay East and rerouting flows from the Powhatan pump station located on the north side of Shore Drive to the Winston Place pump station located on the south side of Shore Drive.
A public meeting regarding proposed drainage improvements south of Shore Drive was held on February 23, 2012. In
March 2012 the Ocean Park Civic League voted to support Alternative A as the
preferred alternative. Alternative A redirects
stormwater from the intersection of Dupont Circle and Dinwiddie Road to the
Winston Place stormwater pump station. Construction drawings were prepared between June 2012 and October 2013. Storm drains were installed along Dinwiddie
Road from Stratford Road- East to Lockhaven Neighborhood Park and through
Lockhaven Neighborhood Park to the Winston Place stormwater pump station in
spring, 2014. Construction was completed
in June 2014.
The following documents are associated with this study: