Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon - Fri

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 449, Fairfax, Va 22035

Craig Carinci,
Director, Stormwater Planning

Stormwater Improvement Projects



DPWES has selected the following projects to spotlight with detailed information regarding background, benefits, and what to expect.

Project Name Image Description District * Watershed
Accotink Creek Tributary at Carrleigh Parkway (AC82-0015) The project will restore approximately 2,400 linear feet of unstable stream channel to minimize erosion and sediment loss, protect public infrastructure, and enhance site ecology. Braddock District Accotink Creek
Accotink Tributary at Danbury Forest Stream Restoration (SD000031-179) The project will restore approximately 4,000 linear feet of a tributary to Accotink Creek within the Danbury Forest neighborhood, upstream of Lake Accotink. Braddock District Accotink Creek
Circle Woods Sec 3 (0217DP) Pond Improvement The maintenance project will include necessary repairs to the existing Circle Woods Sec 3 (0217DP) detention pond dam and replacement of the pond’s control structure. Providence District Accotink Creek
Colvin Run Phase II at Lake Fairfax Park Stream Restoration This project will restore about 4,454 feet of stream channels in Lake Fairfax Park using a large amount of woody debris in floodplains, reconnecting the stream to its floodplain where possible, and employing multiple unique engineered grade control struc Hunter Mill District Difficult Run
Crook Branch at Mantua Elementary School (SD-000031-135) The project includes restoration of approximately 2,800 linear feet of Crook Branch, its tributaries, stormwater outfalls and the floodplain. Providence and Mason Districts. Accotink Creek
Dead Run at Georgetown Pike Stream Restoration (SD-000031-230) The project includes restoration of approximately 5,600 linear feet of Dead Run, its tributaries, stormwater outfalls and the floodplain within the stream valley between Churchill Road and Georgetown Pike. Dranesville District Dead Run
Difficult Run Tributaries and Basins Restoration at Government Center This project will consist of approximately 1,600 linear feet of stream restoration using Natural Channel Design (NCD) standards and dredging of two amenity ponds to improve stream health and water quality. Braddock District Difficult Run
Dogue Creek at Old Mill Road (SD-0000031-256) The project will restore approximately 2,800 linear feet of stream channel. The existing channel is unstable as evidenced by raw stream banks and the widening stream channel. Mount Vernon District Dogue Creek
Headwaters of Popes Head Creek at Brecon Ridge Subdivision Stream Restoration Project The project will restore approximately 3,000 linear feet of Popes Head Creek, stabilize stormwater outfalls, and re-establish the stream valley floodplain connection and riparian corridor. Springfield District Popes Head Creek
Kent Garden Neighborhood Stormwater Improvement Project This neighborhood stormwater improvement project will evaluate the existing concrete channel that conveys the majority of flow in the neighborhood and will improve the capacity of the system thereby reducing localized flooding and addressing public safety Dranesville District Pimmit Run

Fairfax County Stormwater Management is dedicated to protecting and restoring our vital natural resources through the implementation of stormwater management projects throughout the county.

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

Wakefield Park Stream Restoration

Projects Map


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