Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 449, Fairfax, Va 22035

Shannon Curtis,
Chief, Watershed Assessment Branch

Cameron Run Watershed

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Cameron Run is a 42-square-mile watershed located largely within the Capital Beltway and drains to the Potomac River.

Major Streams and Tributaries
Holmes Run, Tripps Run, Backlick Run, Indian Run, Turkeycock Run and Pike Branch

Unique Features
This watershed is highly developed and includes parts of Baileys Crossroads, Annandale, Springfield, Franconia, Falls Church and Alexandria. Lake Barcroft, a 137-acre manmade lake, is centrally located at the point where Holmes Run and Tripps Run join. The 15-acre Fairview Lake is in the northwestern part of the watershed at the headwaters of Holmes Run. Almost 93 percent (31.5 square miles) of the Cameron Run watershed is located within Fairfax County; the remaining areas are located within the cities of Falls Church and Alexandria.

Cameron Run Watershed Management Plan

The Cameron Run Watershed Management Plan was adopted by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Aug. 6, 2007.


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.

For additional information, please email the Stormwater Planning Division or call 703-324-5500, TTY 711.

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