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The Huntington Levee is located at 5755 Mt. Vernon Drive, Alexandria, and provides a 2,800-foot levee along Cameron Run to protect the community from flooding associated with storms of up to at least a 100-year event. The levee is made up of a 10- to 15-foot high earthen embankment with a 4-foot high concrete I-wall which caps the steel sheet piles embedded in the embankment. The project also includes a 5,300 square foot mechanical pump station that houses three 42.5 million gallon per day axial flow pumps for the larger storm events and three 8,000 gallon per minute low flow pumps for base flows and smaller storms. Upgrades to the Farrington Park playground and a network of connecting trails was included in the project. The new levee infrastructure has been operational since spring 2019 and recently provided flood protection for the adjacent homes and community during the major rainfall event of July 8, 2019.
The project achieved the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Envision Bronze Award and has been recognized with the National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers Sustainable Project/Program of the Year Award for 2019.