Stormwater Initiatives

Enhanced Lake Program

This program was authorized by City Council in the spring of 1998. This program is designed to follow lake-dredging operations with re-vegetation and aeration of the lake. This is a long-term initiative involving citizen participation through Lake Associations. The introduction of certain aquatic species to the lake will help to mitigate annual algae blooms.

Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan 2022 Annual Progress Report

The City of Newport News Stormwater Division has been undertaking a number of projects related to the goals outlined in the 2022 Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Plan recommends specific actions designed to protect residents, business owners, and the developed environment from those hazards that pose the greatest risk.