Lake Shenandoah Stormwater Control Authority
For information pertaining to the establishment and operation of the Lake Shenandoah Stormwater Control Authority (LSSCA).
The LSSCA was formed to facilitate engineering and upgrades to the drainage infrastructure within the Lake Shenandoah Drainage Area.
2013 – Rockingham County contracted with The Timmons Group to do an initial study on the Lake Shenandoah Watershed characteristics, stormwater flooding problems, and potential solutions
Lake Shenandoah Initial study - Timmons Group
September 2017 – County submits a grant application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to construct a regional detention basin
2018 – Unusually high rainfall (two major storms, in addition to far above average rainfall totals for the entire year) leads to many homes and properties experiencing inundation by stormwater runoff
July 2018 – During a Board Work Session, County Supervisors directed County Staff to form a Stormwater Advisory Committee, comprised of citizens with varying backgrounds and expertise, to study the runoff problems in the Lake Shenandoah Watershed
August 2018- February 2019 – Stormwater Advisory Committee held five meetings
April 2019 – Board Work Session to review Stormwater Advisory Committee findings
April 2019 – Neighborhood Meeting
July 2019 – Public Hearing on the establishment of the Lake Shenandoah Stormwater Control Authority
October 2019 – Board forms Lake Shenandoah Stormwater Control Authority
March 2020 – Public Hearing scheduled; subsequently postponed due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions
Lake Shenandoah Q & A
June 2020 - On June 24, 2020, the Lake Shenandoah Storm water Control Authority (LSSCA) Board, made up of the same members as the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors, approved a fee structure as follows, $0.04 due in December 2020, and $0.08 per year divided in June and December starting 2021 and ending 2030. The fee is applied per square foot of rooftop area. The Board authorized staff to proceed with borrowing funds not to exceed $2,850,000 for a 10-year term, and proceed with the purchase of property for the construction of a regional stormwater detention facility. The Board also directed that $925K from the General Fund be applied toward the purchase of the property.
The LSSCA will reconvene in August to finalize the criteria for property inclusion in this program.
Summer 2020 – County contracts the Timmons Group to prepare project engineering designs and construction documents
October 2020 – County purchases land for the proposed detention basin from Mr. David O’Donnell along Taylor Spring Lane
December 2020 to November 2021 – FEMA grant application reviewed, comments made, and response letters sent by County staff
February 2022 – FEMA awards grant for project construction in the total amount of $730,00, with an additional $36,500 to be contributed by the County
May 2022 – Bids received for project construction, but are rejected being significantly over budget
June 2022 – Project re-bid and awarded to Partners Excavating Company
July 2022 – Construction of the Taylor Spring Detention Basin begins - additional information