Western Hills Watershed Management Plan


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 and completed in November 2019. A copy of the plan is online: 

A similar project was completed for the Upper Broad Run watershed in 2014. A copy of the plan is online:

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.

Project Scope

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.  

Image of Loudoun County Watershed Map


For additional information, email the Department of Building and Development’s Natural Resource Division or call 703-777-0220.