Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-5500
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 449, Fairfax, Va 22035

Shannon Curtis,
Chief, Watershed Assessment Branch

Belle Haven, Dogue Creek and Four Mile Run Watersheds

map of watershed areaLocation
The Belle Haven, Dogue Creek and Four Mile Run watersheds (2.8 square miles, 19.4 square miles and 30.1 square miles, respectively) are located in the southeastern portion of Fairfax County and drain directly to the Potomac River. The Belle Haven watershed goes through Dyke Marsh before reaching the Potomac River, the source of drinking water for many residents.

Major Streams and Tributaries
Dogue Creek: Major tributaries include Barnyard Run, North Fork and Piney Run.

Belle Haven: The major tributary is Hunting Creek.

Four Mile Run: The major tributary inside of Fairfax County is Four Mile Run lower mainstem

Unique Features
This watershed group includes a portion of Fort Belvoir, the U.S. Coast Guard Reservation and Huntley Meadows Park. The majority of Four Mile Run lies within Arlington County or the City of Alexandria, which are outside the jurisdiction of Fairfax County.

Belle Haven, Dogue Creek and Four Mile Run Watershed Management Plan

Watershed Plan Adopted by the Board of Supervisors

The Belle Haven, Dogue Creek and Four Mile Run Watershed Management Plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on Jan. 11, 2011.

Full Plan (30 MB)

Appendices

 

Several projects have been completed or are under development from the watershed plan. Please see the project list website for a list of these projects per watershed. 

For additional information or to request material in another format, please email the Stormwater Planning Division or call 703-324-5500, TTY 711.