Challenges and the Path Forward, a visually rich Story Map, illustrates how Arlington’s peak 20th century development took place amid few standards for stormwater — and the ramifications for today’s more frequent, intense rainstorms lasting very short periods of time. Also explained and illustrated: the County’s ongoing efforts to upgrade capacity within its stormwater infrastructure, as well as potential public-private options for future overland relief and retention. The County continues to encourage residents and businesses to evaluate flooding risks on their property. The online Story Map (use a Chrome browser for full enhancements) points the way for taking action.
To learn more about this resource, visit Arlington County’s story map.