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Stream Maintenance Project – Holmes Run & Cameron Run

The Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) will be conducting routine stream maintenance work in Holmes Run and Cameron Run starting in early April 2014.  This work will consist of removing woody vegetation in the immediate vicinity of bridge and culvert crossings, and selectively removing dead and downed trees throughout the runs.  Efforts will initially focus on Holmes Run, and will transition to Cameron Run.  Removing dead trees and woody vegetation near bridges and culverts is essential to public safety during floods.  Dead and downed trees may be dislodged during flood flows and become stuck at the faces of bridges and culverts.  Logs and other debris may create a dam, which may increase water-surface elevations and flood larger areas.  Woody vegetation on the stream banks inhibits the efficient flow of water through channels and may also raise water-surface elevations and increase flooding.  Generally, the work will consist of removal of all woody vegetation from bottom third of the stream banks.  Clearing of all invasive species will occur for the rest of the stream bank.  Healthy trees at the top of stream banks will not be removed.  Some trees at the top of the bank will be limbed up where low limbs are near to walking/bike trails.  The work will be performed by The Care of Trees, under the supervision of their ISA Certified Arborists.

Project Quick Facts:

What: Removal of trees and woody debris from the banks of Holmes & Cameron Run.

Where: Along the banks of Holmes Run @ Holmes Run Park & Cameron Run along Eisenhower Ave.

When: Early April 2014 through June 2014. 

Impacts: Noise from equipment used to remove trees and brush and making mulch.

Project Contact
Brian Rahal, PE, CFM, Project Manager
Infrastructure and Environmental Quality (IEQ)
Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES)
Telephone: 703-746-4057

301 King Street, Room 3000
Alexandria, VA 22314
FAX: 703.519.8354

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.