Stream Assessment Meeting to be Rebroadcast on Channel 16


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Feb. 26, 2004

 

Stream Assessment Meeting to be Rebroadcast on Channel 16

The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Feb. 24 public meeting to present results from a recently completed countywide assessment of stream conditions will be rebroadcast on Fairfax County Government Channel 16 on Monday, March 22, at 8 p.m.

The completion of the stream assessment project represents a major milestone in the county's watershed planning program and will provide necessary information for the development of management plans in each of the county's watersheds. Data from this project will allow a more comprehensive understanding of streams and watersheds in Fairfax County and will be integrated with other watershed and stream assessment information to develop predictive tools for evaluating the impact of watershed changes on stream quality.

The countywide stream assessment project was initiated by the Stormwater Planning Division of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services in the spring of 2002. The assessments of approximately 800 stream miles countywide included an evaluation of overall stream habitat and physical conditions, and descriptions of features such as stream crossings, stormwater drainage pipes, utility crossings, streambank erosion, deficient buffers and stream obstructions. Overall, 17 percent of the stream reaches assessed were rated to have good or excellent habitat conditions, 45 percent had fair habitat conditions, while 38 percent had poor or very poor habitat conditions.

For more information concerning watershed management planning efforts currently underway in the county, please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/watersheds. For additional information about the countywide stream assessment project, contact Carl E. Bouchard, P.E., director, Stormwater Planning Division, or Fred A. Rose, P.E., chief, Stormwater Management Branch, at 703-324-5500, TTY 711.

For more information about this or any of the award-winning programs shown on Channel 16, call 703-324-5930, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dtcs/channel16/default.htm.

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