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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.

Improvement Opportunities
The plans identify areas of opportunity for implementing both structural and non-structural improvement projects such as stream restorations, stormwater facility retrofits, community education and stewardship, streamside buffer enhancements and installation of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI). Proposed projects in the plans have recommended priorities. These lists should not be interpreted as specific implementation schedules or a guarantee that the project will be implemented through the planned Capital Improvement Program (CIP). A full list of active or completed Stormwater projects is available online on at Stormwater Improvement Projects or through Jade (Fairfax County's Comprehensive Mapping Application).

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