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Virginia CZM Program: 2018 Coastal Grant Project Description and Final Summary

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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - Clean Water Financing and Assistance Program (WQIF)

Project Title:

Stormwater Local Assistance Fund - Flatlick Branch Stream Restoration Phase III

Project Description:

In order to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff, the Virginia General Assembly created and set forth specific parameters for the administration of the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF) in 2013.  The purpose of the SLAF is to provide matching grants to local governments for the planning, design and implementation of stormwater best management practices that address cost efficiency and commitments related to reducing water quality pollutant loads. In accordance with that legislation, the State Water Control Board approved guidelines for implementation of the program. The guidelines call for annual solicitation of applications, an application review and ranking process and the authorization of a Project Funding list by the DEQ Director. One of the projects selected is proposed as this Task 3 match only project.

This project is classified as an urban stream restoration project and will stabilize and restore approximately 4,325 linear feet of Flatlick Branch and contributing tributaries in the Cub Run watershed in Fairfax County. Natural channel design principles will be used in plan development for the purpose of improving water quality, stabilizing the streambed and banks, enhancing aquatic and riparian habitat and maintaining the floodplain connection. The project will establish stable sinuosity, install instream grade controls and other large woody habitat structures, utilize soil bioengineering techniques along the stream edge and enhance the vegetative community along the riparian corridor.

Federal Funding:

$0 - Match only - $984,631

Project Contact:

Karen Doran, 804.698.4133,

Project Status:

10/1/18 - 9/30/19; Project Open

Final Product:


Project Summary:


Disclaimer: This project summary provides the federal dollars initially awarded to the grantee. Due to underexpenditure or reprogramming of grant funds, this figure may change. For more information on the allocation of coastal grant funds, please contact Laura McKay, Virginia Coastal Program Manager, at 804.698.4323 or email:

A more detailed Scope of Work for this project is available. Please direct your request for a copy to or

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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