Flooding, Stormwater and Water Quality


Like any other low lying coastal area, Virginia Beach's elevation and proximity to water makes it susceptible to flooding.  Just because you haven’t experienced a flood in the past, doesn’t mean you won’t in the future. Click here to learn more.

Stormwater Management

Stormwater runoff occurs when water flows across streets, lawns, parking lots, construction sites, industrial facilities and other impervious surfaces. Click here to learn more about the impacts of stormwater on our local waterways and how you can effectively manage it to reduce these impacts.

Storm Drain Markers

The Storm Drain Marker Program was implemented to help increase public awareness of the environmental effects of dumping in storm drains and their contribution to water pollution in the City’s watersheds. Click here to learn how you can help.

City Watersheds

A watershed is the area of land which drains to a lake, river, wetland, or other waterway. Click here to learn about the watersheds found in Virginia Beach and where you are located.

Oyster Restoration

Increasing the local oyster population is one of the most effective ways to enhance our water quality. The Landfill and Resource Recovery Center collects oyster and clam shells and donates them to Lynnhaven River Now for restoration. Click here​ to learn about what Virginia Beach is doing to restore our oysters and how you can help.

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