Findings of Huntington Flood Study Released


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Jan. 12, 2007

Findings of Huntington Flood Study by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Released at Town Meeting

At a town meeting last night, Thursday, Jan. 11, results of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) study of the June 25-26, 2006, flooding in the Huntington community of Fairfax County were released.

More than 100 residents of the Huntington community attended the meeting, held at Walt Whitman Middle School in Alexandria, to hear staff from the county’s Department of Public Works and Environmental Services and the USACE outline activities that contributed and did not contribute to higher flood levels, as well as possible next steps to prevent future flooding.

The report is available online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/stormwater/floodreport.htm. The executive summary is also available online in Spanish.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, performed the study of the Cameron Run floodplain. The study compiled past surveys and studies along Cameron Run, as well as rain gauge data and stream data from the June flooding event to determine the risk and extent of future flooding.

If you have any questions or need further information about the study, contact Merni Fitzgerald in the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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