There are five watersheds comprising the Middle Potomac watersheds group, all of which drain to the Potomac River. These are Bull Neck Run, Dead Run, Scotts Run, Turkey Run and Pimmit Run watersheds. The five watersheds span 26 square miles, of which, 23.9 square miles are in Fairfax County.
Major Streams and Tributaries
Pimmit Run: Little Pimmit Run, Stromans Branch, Bryan Branch, Saucy Branch, Burke's Spring and Bridge Branch.
The Bull Neck Run, Dead Run, Scotts Run and Turkey Run watersheds all have un-named tributaries.
Tysons Corner and McLean are in this watershed. It is crossed by major highways such as Leesburg Pike, I-495, Route 123 and the George Washington Parkway. The headwaters of Bull Neck Run, Dead Run, Pimmit Run, Scotts Run and Turkey Run are located adjacent to, in or near Tysons Corner.
Middle Potomac Watershed Management Plan
The Middle Potomac Watershed Management Plan was adopted by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on May 5, 2008.
Full Plan - No Maps (8 MB)
- Acknowledgements, Table of Contents, Prologue and Executive Summary
- Chapter 1 - Introduction
- Chapter 2 - Watershed Group Condition
- Chapter 2 Maps (26 MB)
- Chapter 3 - Watershed Plan Goals, Benefits, Implementation and Monitoring
- Chapter 4 - Bull Neck Run Watershed
- Chapter 5 - Scotts Run Watershed
- Chapter 5 Maps (11 MB)
- Chapter 6 - Dead Run Watershed
- Chapter 7 - Turkey Run Watershed
- Chapter 8 - Pimmit Run Watershed
- Chapter 8 Maps (17 MB)
- Chapter 9 - Policy and Land Use Recommendations
- Glossary and References
- Appendix A - Project Fact Sheets (by watershed)
- Appendix B - Stream Restoration Information
- Appendix C - Contact Sources
- Appendix D - Watershed Modeling Process
- Appendix E - Goals, Objectives, and Actions Reference List
- Appendix F - List of Projects by Type
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, please email the Stormwater Planning Division or call 703-324-5500, TTY 711.