Little Hunting Creek is a 11-square-mile watershed located on the east side of Fairfax County and drains to the Potomac River.
Major Stream and Tributaries
Paul Spring Branch, North Branch and South Branch
The headwaters of Little Hunting Creek are located in Huntley Meadows Park. Much of the land in the Little Hunting Creek watershed was once owned by George Washington. The original name for his home was Little Hunting Creek Plantation, which was later changed to Mount Vernon.
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).
Little Hunting Creek Watershed Management Plan
The Little Hunting Creek Watershed Management Plan was adopted by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Feb. 7, 2005.