Banks Property Stream Restoration

current condition of the stream in the Banks Property

In 2011, the Dogue Creek Watershed Management Plan included a proposal for a stream restoration project along an unnamed tributary in the Piney Run watershed management area of Dogue Creek. The stream restoration project will start on a county-owned property known as the Banks Property near the intersection of Old Telegraph and Hayfield Roads. The downstream half of the project is located on homeowner association property. This proposed project (DC9218) is identified as a ten-year high priority project due to the severity of the erosion, the location of the neighborhood in the headwaters of Dogue Creek and the general interest of the community. The goals of the project are:

  • Protect downstream property through flood mitigation
  • Provide a safe, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing stream valley for the community
  • Improve the ecological function of the stream corridor
  • Improve water quality through enhanced nitrogen, phosphorous and total suspended solids removal
  • Create in-stream and riparian habitat for wildlife

On February 6, 2013, staff of the Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division presented the concept design to the community. Some of the designs may be found below. The project is scheduled to begin construction in January 2014.

For additional information, please email the Stormwater Planning Division or call 703-324-5500, TTY 711.

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