Old Courthouse Spring Branch Stream Valley serves as a “100-year-floodplain” that protects our homes, roads, and businesses from flooding. A “flood plain” or “floodplain” is invaluable to prevent flooding. It is an area of land adjacent to a stream or river that experiences flooding during periods of high discharge. During a strong rain, the water safely flows into the flood plain, which is prepared to handle the excess.
Already, Old Courthouse Spring Branch floods near and sometimes over Old Courthouse Road during heavy rains. Consider the consequences if the proposed Boone Boulevard were to reduce the Old Courthouse Spring Branch Stream. Without that important flood plain, this excess water would likely flood nearby roads, homes, and businesses.