Huntsman Lake Dam, located near the intersection of the Fairfax County Parkway and Huntsman Boulevard, is owned and operated by Fairfax County. The facility was designed and constructed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) nearly three decades ago in 1978 to control flooding and to capture sediment and prevent it from moving downstream. While the maintenance of the dam has been excellent, dam design and safety standards have changed since Huntsman Lake was built. For this reason, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation has issued a conditional operations certificate to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors with the provision that the new dam safety regulations be met.
Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation
District (NVSWCD), who were the original sponsors of the project, are
collaborating with the NRCS in developing a rehabilitation plan for the
facility. Planning activities for this project were initiated earlier
Mark Your Calendars! The next Community Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. here in our West Springfield Government Community Room at 6140 Rolling Road (next door to the Post Office).
NEW! September 8 Presentation by Wade Biddix, NCRS (PDF Document)
Invitation from Supervisor Herrity to September 8 meeting (PDF Document)
Pohick Creek Flood Prevention Projects
See April 13 invitation from Supervisor Herrity to community residents to attend June 16, 2010 meeting on the project.
See June 16, 2010 Meeting Agenda on this project.
List of federal, state, and local government contacts on this project.