The Town of Nags Head has experienced a significant amount of rainfall during the month of July 2017 and continuing into the first part of August 2017 which has led to localized flooding throughout the Town. In response to these conditions, the Town has worked collaboratively with several state and local agencies as well as its own Town Forces to identify and conduct drainage maintenance activities.
A map of the work conducted in the north end of Nags Head, as well as a map for mid-Nags Head graphically depict the locations and type of drainage work performed throughout Town over the course of the past several weeks. The type of work performed and responsible party for performing the work has been color coded and superimposed on the Towns Drainage Infrastructure Map for reference. The extent of the activities consist of the following type of work:
- Weed eat and open pipe inlets/outlets to determine any blockages.
- Shoulder mowing of the roadside portion of ditch banks.
- Vegetation and sediment removal via excavation method from select ditch sections which were inhibiting flow.
- Removal or cutting of flowline vegetation.
- Cleaning of grates and drop inlets by removal of accumulated debris.
- Jet out critical storm pipe sections where sediment had accumulated or other obstructions were inhibiting flow.
Town staff monitor flow along main drainage routes during rainfall events to ensure continued unobstructed flow. If you observe and excessive accumulation of litter or debris in the Town’s drainage system please contact Town’s Public Works Department at 252-441-1122.