8211 Little River Turnpike
Careless Construction Yields Erosion and Sediment
Images from April and October 2018, showing a large-scale land disturbance.
Apparently the property owners have gone far beyond what they were allowed to do (land disturbance went from 2,600 square feet to 26,000!). A downstream neighbor now gets flooded with very silty water when it rains. From our understanding, the County is treating this seriously, and the owner will be held responsible for what could be substantial mitigation/remediation costs. The property owner apparently continued working after a stop-work order was issued.
Apparently this is under investigation by Fairfax County Land Development Services' Site Development and Inspections Division, and has had several issues over the years:
This is a good illustration of the challenges/issues that we're facing in the watershed. From an outreach perspective, this provides a good model for communities, in terms of identifying and reporting construction-related disturbances. It's also an opportunity to evaluate Fairfax's oversight and enforcement process.
Lastly, 8211 Little River Turnpike is adjacent to 4104 Woodlark Drive. It's kind of fascinating to me that during the investigation of one site (4104 Woodlark), FACC has identified: