Important: Dam Safety Information
A Fairfax County, VA Publication, September 2017
A dam is a man-made barrier that collects and confines water. The Department of Public Works and Environmental Services manages a dam safety program and is responsible for monitoring 20 state-regulated dams in Fairfax County. The county implemented an advanced, electronic flood warning system to monitor water levels at these dams.
Dam break inundation zones are areas that may flood if a dam fails. Property that is located in a dam break inundation zone is at risk of flooding. County records will indicate if your property is in or near a dam break inundation zone. Fairfax County uses the following methods to warn residents about flooding and other emergencies:
Prepare for Flooding:
To help prepare your family, home and business for disaster, the Office of Emergency Management provides information at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oem/ or call 571.350.1000, TTY 711.
For more information about county-maintained dams and flooding, visit, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/stormwater/floodinformation.htm. Call the staff of the Stormwater Planning Division at 703.324.5500, TTY 711, or email [email protected] for assistance.
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