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: June 2020
- The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, at its May 5, 2020 business meeting, approved the implementation of a flood mitigation project and the identification of funding sources for the acquisition of homes in the Selma Estates development.
- As a result of the Board’s actions at the May 5, 2020 meeting, the Department of Building and Development is moving forward with pursuing federal and state grant funding to be used for the acquisition of homes and localized flood mitigation improvements for individual homes within the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).
- The county is also pursuing the use of private funding sources to supplement the cost of the project, including funding from the design engineering company that performed the floodplain study for the development and from the developer of Selma Estates subdivision.
- In addition, Building and Development staff are working to identify possible county funds in Fiscal Year 2022 that would support a flood mitigation project for individual homes within the SFHA.
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If you have questions about the flood mitigation project, email Ryan Reed at the Department of Building and Development or call 703-737-8426.
- May 5, 2020 Board of Supervisors Meeting Item (PDF)
- February 10, 2020 Community Meeting Presentation (PDF)
- December 3, 2019 Staff Presentation: Floodplain Analysis and Mitigation Alternatives (PDF)
- December 3, 2019 Board of Supervisors Meeting Item (PDF)
- Watershed Analysis by Wood PLC (PDF)
- View the most recent FEMA floodplain map for this area (PDF).
- Learn more about FEMA’s acquisition/buyout mitigation activity.(PDF)