Selma Estates Flood Mitigation Project


  • Between 2013 and 2018, significant flooding events were experienced by residents along Farnborough Place, Osterly Lane, Trongate Court, Berkhamstead Place, and Saxon Shore Drive, resulting in damage to residential structures.
  • A 2019 study found that a buyout program is the most viable flood mitigation option because it removes all risk of structural flooding during a 100-year storm event.

Project Status: October 2020

  •  At its Tuesday, October 13 meeting, the Board of Supervisors’ Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee (FGOEDC) will consider
    • Authorizing staff to apply for a Flood Mitigation Assistance grant
    • Adding the Selma Estates Flood Mitigation Project to the Amended FY 2021-FY2026 Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
    • Committing the necessary funding for the flood mitigation project, including a voluntary home buy-out program for certain homes within the Special Flood Hazard Area in the Selma Estates development.
    • Read the Finance Committee item (PDF).

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Contact Us

If you have questions about the flood mitigation project, email Ryan Reed at the Department of Building and Development or call 703-737-8426.

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