The Cape Charles Public Works Department submitted an application to the Wetlands and Dune Board to install stormwater outfall protection over an approximately 300 square feet bed of riprap stone. The project is basically extending an existing pipe and placing rocks to create a flume to disperse the runoff. Sand is building up in front of the existing pipe, which after heavy rainfall causes water to back up in the streets.
According to the application, the “work area will be by the uplands and any traffic in the wetlands will be kept to a minimum.” Virginia Department of Transportation will be assisting with this project. VDOT’s Senior Natural Resources Specialist assessed the site visit and found no issues.
According to the staff report:
• There are no vegetated wetlands to be impacted by the project.
• Equipment access will be by way of the uplands.
• Primary purpose is to elevate the outfall on the bed of riprap stone.
• No stock piling of materials will be done on the beach or any wetlands.
• Proposed outfall concrete pipe will be above mean low water.
• Proposed riprap bed is composed of VDOT number 1 course aggregate stone (2 -3
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) is not requiring a permit.
The application was approved by the board.