Watersheds


Click on a watershed name in the map or in the list below to find completed plans, plans in development and to get involved in your watershed.

Watershed Map

What Is a Watershed and Why Are Watersheds Important?
A watershed is an area of land that drains to a particular water body, such as a lake or river. No matter where you live, work, or play you are within a watershed.

You and Your Watershed
From your backyard to the Chesapeake Bay, what occurs in your neighborhood affects the water quality downstream.

What Watershed Do I Live In?
Use your address in the "My Neighborhood" application to find out which watershed you live in.

 Watershed Management Plans

On Nov. 29, 2012, Fairfax County staff held a community update on the stormwater management program.The presentation is now available in PDF format.

On Nov. 30, 2011, Fairfax County staff held a watershed management plan community update meeting. The presentation is now available in PDF format.

Fairfax County has developed comprehensive watershed management plans for each of the county's 30 watersheds. A watershed management plan serves as a tool to identify and address the issues affecting our environment and to protect and restore the county's streams and other water resources.

Select the watershed name in the list below to view a digital copy of the watershed management plan. Hard copies of the plan may be found at local libraries and Board of Supervisor district offices that are within one mile of the watershed boundary.


 

Policy and Action Recommendations
Over 300 policy and action recommendations were made in the first six watershed management plans.

Cub Run Bull Run Popes Head Creek Little Hunting Creek Cameron Run Pimmit Run Turkey Run Dead Run Scotts Run Bull Neck Run Difficult Run Johnny Moore Creek Little Rocky Run Old Mill Branch Wolf Run Ryans Dam Sandy Run Occoquan Mill Branch Kane Creek High Point Pohick Creek Dogue Creek Accotink Creek Belle Haven Pond Branch Horsepen Creek Sugarland Run Nichol Run Four Mile Run


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