Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland will host a public meeting to discuss a flood reduction study Thursday evening.
The meeting will review the flood reduction study completed by the Army Corps of Engineers in 2012. The meeting is intended to start a discussion about the flood wall in this area and where the best location would be for this proposed flood wall.
The Belle Haven watershed contains the Belle View and New Alexandria communities; both experienced severe flooding from storm surges during Hurricane Isabel in 2003. Most of the subdivisions lie within the 100-year floodplain and may be susceptible to future flooding. More than 200 homes were damaged by flooding during Hurricane Isabel.
A $30 million bond referendum is on the November ballot to fund projects to protect the Lower Huntington neighborhood.
The meeting will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in Room 221 at the South County Government Center.
For more information, call the Fairfax County Stormwater Management staff at 703-324-5500.
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