Belle Haven Watershed Flood Reduction Study Public Meeting


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October 16, 2012

CONTACT
Irene Haske
DPWES - Stormwater Management
703-324-5821, TTY 711
703-324-5500

Belle Haven Watershed Flood Reduction Study Public Meeting Oct. 25

Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland will host a public meeting to discuss the Belle Haven Watershed flood reduction study on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the South County Government Center, room 221, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309 (information desk 703-704-6000, TTY 711).

The Belle Haven watershed includes the Belle View and River Towers Condominiums and New Alexandria and Potomac View subdivisions which experienced severe flooding from storm surges during Hurricane Isabel in September 2003. It is estimated that more than 200 structures were damaged by flooding during that storm event. The majority of both subdivisions lies within the 100-year floodplain located along the lower Potomac River and may be susceptible to flooding in the future.

The purposes of the meeting are to:

  • Review the Belle View/New Alexandria flood reduction study
  • Initiate a discussion with residents about the alignment of the flood wall for Belle View/New Alexandria
  • Start to create consensus among residents about the best location of the proposed flood wall

The proposed agenda for the meeting is:

  1. Opening statement (Supervisor Hyland)
  2. Presentation of alternatives (US Army Corps of Engineers)
  3. Questions and answers
  4. Next steps

The “Final Flood Damage Reduction Analysis for Belle Haven Watershed, Fairfax, County, Virginia,” was completed by the US Army Corps of Engineers in February 2008 and may be seen online at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/publications/stormwater/bellehavenfinalreport.pdf.

For more information, residents may call the Fairfax County Stormwater Management staff at 703-324-5500, TTY 711. Media representatives may call the Stormwater Management Program information officer at 703-324-5821, TTY 711.

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