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Potomac ferry service idea resurfaces

If you could, would you ditch the car and take a boat to work? A commuter ferry on the Potomac River for passengers only is being considered once again and this time there may be money to operate it.

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 05:32am EDT

Tags: ferry service, vdot, Sean Connaughton, Hank Silverberg

Body of Old Guard soldier recovered from Potomac

Authorities say a man who drowned in the Potomac River after diving off a cliff was a member of the Army regiment known as the Old Guard.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 08:38pm EDT

Tags: missing man, Old Guard, 3rd United States Infantry Regiment

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American shad coming back in Potomac River

While the number of American shad is at a historic low in some areas, the fish that migrate from the ocean to fresh water to spawn every year are making a slow recovery in the Potomac River.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 11:58am EDT

Tags: American shad, River herring, fishing, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, snakehead, shad, Pierce Mill Dam, Rock Creek Park, Rock Creek

What is in the Potomac River's water?

The Potomac River's drinking water is safe, but chemicals in the river are raising concerns among water quality experts.

Friday - 06/07/2013, 09:53am EDT

Tags: megan cloherty, Troubled Waters, Washington Aqueduct, EPA, swimming in Potomac, Department of Environment, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

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Herbicides likely source of growing intersex fish problem (Video)

Ten years after the discovery of the first intersex fish in the Potomac River, leading researchers are closing in on the chemicals and sources producing fish with immature eggs in the sex organs of male smallmouth and largemouth bass. The research suggests the cause is not what researchers initially thought -- the flushing of prescription drugs.

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 08:23am EDT

Tags: Troubled Waters, intersex fish, USGS, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, Neal Augenstein, farming, prescription drugs

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Fisherman's perspective: Effect of snakeheads and Potomac River's health (Video)

Potomac River fishing guide Steve Chaconas takes WTOP out on the river for a closer look at the health of the fish and the health of the river.

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 10:22am EDT

Tags: Troubled Waters, michelle basch, large mouth bass, Potomac fish, Steve Chaconas, fishing, snakehead

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How Blue Plains treats wastewater

Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Southeast is the largest plant of its kind anywhere in the world, treating about 370 million gallons of water every day.

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 01:13pm EDT

Tags: DC Water, Troubled Waters, andrew mollenbeck, Blue Plains Advanced Waste Water Treatment Plant, waste water

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Body found in North Branch is that of missing man

Friday - 05/31/2013, 03:49pm EDT

Tags: North Branch

Needed vegetation missing from Potomac River

Spring is here and nature is coming alive, but something that should be living in the Potomac River is not.

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 06:02am EDT

Tags: michelle basch, Steve Chaconas, Belle Haven Marina

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