Little Hunting Creek Watershed Management Plan


In 2002, Fairfax County began developing management plans for each of its 30 watersheds. Its purposes were to restore and protect the county's streams, of which 70% are in fair to very poor condition, support Virginia's commitment to the Chesapeake 2000 Agreement, and meet state and federal regulatory requirements.

According to the Fairfax County Stream Protection Strategy, Little Hunting Creek was one of the five watersheds in the poorest condition in the county. It was the first watershed for which a plan was developed.

The Little Hunting Creek Watershed Management Plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on February 7, 2005.

Plan Implementation

The plan is now in the implementation phase. When fully implemented, the plan will reduce the stormwater runoff peak flows in the primary tributaries, reduce nutrient loadings in the streams, and improve the stream habitat. A quick overview of Fairfax County's approach is presented in this video. Currently active and completed projects are listed here and shown on this map.

Provisions of the Plan

The plan calls for the county to: