The Battleship Memorial is located on the west bank of the Cape Fear River in New Hanover County directly across from the Wilmington Waterfront.
With a history of flooding on property servicing the Battleship Memorial over the past five years, the frequency and severity of the flooding events has dramatically increased causing safety concerns, economic losses and unpredictable conditions on and around the Battleship property. Moffatt & Nichol is working in partnership with the Battleship North Carolina to develop a conceptual design and seek funding for the implementation of the Living with Water Master Plan. The proposed project will be implemented through a public/private/state/federal partnership administered by Battleship North Carolina, a state entity.
Moffatt & Nichol is supporting the Battleship North Carolina in addressing nuisance flooding, improving stormwater retention, and restoring primary nursery foraging habitat for endangered sturgeon. The living shoreline and tidal wetland creation will improve resiliency against future storms while simultaneously serving as an outdoor classroom to educate 300,000 annual Battleship Memorial visitors about the benefits of natural approaches to climate change adaptation. Moffatt & Nichol has supported the Battleship North Carolina in the award of over $2 million towards the engineering, design, and implementation of the Living with Water project.