Floodplain Progress Report


Oct. 12, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Irene Haske
irene.haske@fairfaxcounty.gov
703-324-5821 or 703-324-5500, TTY 711


Floodplain Management Plan Progress Report Available

The Floodplain Management Plan Progress Report 2016 is available to the public and to the media as of Oct. 12, 2016.

The progress report is part of the Northern Virginia Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan and is published annually by the staff of the Stormwater Planning Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Fairfax County.

Twenty flood mitigation actions are addressed in the report. Examples include:

  • Flood Mitigation Action 2 (2006): Continue to implement flood proofing methods for some structures based on the outcome of analyzing alternative solutions to flood causes.
  • Huntington Levee: A contract to design a levee system to better protect the Huntington community from flooding was awarded to an engineering consultant. Design work has been completed and construction is expected to begin in Feb. 2017. The project is estimated at $30 million and is scheduled to be completed by 2019. Additional information can be accessed through the county website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/huntingtonlevee/.

To obtain a copy of the report call 703-324-5500, TTY 711, or email SWPDmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-5500, TTY 711.

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