Lake Barton - Improvements to Aging Infrastructure

Aaron George, PE, Dam Safety Section Chief, Fairfax County MSMD

Brice Kutch, PE, Senior Design Engineer, GKY & Associates, Inc.

Paul Reynolds, PE, Dam Safety Engineer, Fairfax County MSMD

Fairfax County’s dam safety program recently identified a localized wet area on the downstream slope of Lake Barton, one of the County’s state regulated dams which was originally constructed in 1978.  This presentation will cover the steps taken by the County to monitor, investigate, evaluate, and develop remediation plans to address the wet spot, replace aging toe drain infrastructure on the dam, and install piezometers to enhance future monitoring capabilities.


Author Bio

Mr. George is Chief of the Dam Safety and Capital Projects Section at Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Maintenance and Stormwater Management Division. His expertise is in the areas of water resources, stormwater management, and dam safety. He has 14 years of engineering experience in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia.

Mr. Kutch is a Senior Design Engineer with GKY & Associates, Inc. His expertise is in the areas of stormwater management, water resources design, and dam safety. He has 18 years of engineering experience in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Reynolds is the Dam Safety Engineer with Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. His expertise is in the areas of stormwater design, construction management, and dam safety. He has 14 years of engineering experience in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia and West Virginia.