Mount Vernon District Supervisor to Host Meeting


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April 12, 2007

Mount Vernon District Supervisor to Host April 24 Community Meeting to Seek Input from Residents

A community meeting will be held to present various alternatives being investigated to mitigate future flooding of the Huntington community and seek input from residents of the area. The meeting, hosted by Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland, will be held on Tuesday, April 24, at Walt Whitman Middle School, 2500 Parker’s Lane, Alexandria.

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and Fairfax County will be available at three information stations – flood wall/levee, dredging and flood proofing – to answer specific questions from residents in a one-on-one setting. The presentation from the Corps will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a question and answer session afterward. Staff from both the Corps and the county also will be available after the program for additional questions until the building closes at 10 p.m.

Following the severe flooding along Cameron Run from the storm of June 25-26, 2006, Fairfax County contracted with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine the causes of that flooding, and subsequently contracted with the Corps to develop alternative solutions and prepare plans. 

Structural alternatives – such as dredging of Cameron Run, a levee or flood wall – and non-structural alternative such as flood proofing of individual homes, and buyouts are being evaluated. At the meeting, residents will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on each of the alternatives. The Corps also will present information about the progress of its study.

If you have any questions about the meeting or need reasonable ADA accommodations, contact Camylyn Lewis in the Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division at 703-324-5500, TTY 711. Spanish language interpreters also will be available.

Additional information about the study by the Corps is available on the county’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/stormwater/floodreport.htm

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