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Authorities say a young man has drowned in the Potomac River near Virginia's Riverbend Park after becoming trapped mid-river.
A body was pulled from the Potomac River on Friday after police say the person drowned swimming.
While the Potomac River's water supply remains robust, residents just outside of the metro area could see water restrictions.
Five people had to be pulled out of the water tonight in Montgomery County near Tenfoot Island.
The Maryland Department of the Environment says Frederick County has agreed to pay a $9,600 penalty for allowing excessive levels of contaminants in wastewater released into the Potomac River in 2010 and 2011.
Rainfall so far this summer is about 6 1/4- to 7 inches below normal in the Washington region.
Maryland State Police say an Oldtown man was found dead inside his car after the vehicle went off a private toll bridge into the Potomac River.
Authorities say they have pulled the body of a man out of the Potomac River near Southwest Washington.
It is one of the most beautiful spots in the region, the Potomac River at Great Falls. But it's also one of the most dangerous.
The Washington region could be facing more flooding of the Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, even the National Mall in a few years. Residents could also expect longer periods of drought and more severe storms.
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