Watershed management planning is intended to protect, preserve, and restore, the water resources of Loudoun County.
The Western Hills Watershed Management Plan was initiated in Summer 2018. A similar project was completed for Upper Broad Run in 2014. These projects are part of a systematic and detailed approach outlined in the Strategic Watershed Management Solutions.
About the Strategic Watershed Management Solutions
In 2006, the Loudoun County government, along with a diverse group of stakeholders and watershed experts conducted a series of meetings to develop a shared vision for watershed management planning strategies for Loudoun County. This effort was the Strategic Watershed Management Solutions (SWMS) project and was funded by the County of Loudoun and grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. View the final report of the SWMS project.
The study area of over 70 square miles, chosen by the Water Resources Technical Advisory Committee, is comprised of two watersheds; the South Fork Catoctin Creek watershed and the North Fork Goose Creek watershed.