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D.C. region's water supply secure despite hot, dry summer

While the Potomac River's water supply remains robust, residents just outside of the metro area could see water restrictions.

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 04:44am EDT

Tags: Potomac River, Hank Silverberg, Culpeper, COG, drought

5 people rescued from Potomac River

Five people had to be pulled out of the water tonight in Montgomery County near Tenfoot Island.

Saturday - 08/11/2012, 10:22pm EDT

Tags: Potomac River, Tenfoot Island, water rescue

Frederick County fined $9,600 in wastewater flap

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.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 02:52pm EDT

Tags: Potomac River, Department of the Environment

Drought conditions loom across region

Rainfall so far this summer is about 6 1/4- to 7 inches below normal in the Washington region.

Monday - 07/23/2012, 05:24am EDT

Tags: Potomac River, Hank Silverberg, drought

Md. man found dead in car in Potomac River

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.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 04:06pm EDT

Tags: Oldtown, Potomac River

Man's body pulled from Potomac River in D.C.

Authorities say they have pulled the body of a man out of the Potomac River near Southwest Washington.

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 11:45am EDT

Tags: The Washington Post, Brian Lee, Potomac River

Promoting safety on the Potomac River

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.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 04:16pm EDT

Tags: great falls, Potomac River, kayaker, canoe, swim, National Park

Future area flooding prompts changes to building plans

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.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 02:08pm EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, flooding, Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, city planning, University of Maryland

Potomac River named most endangered

The river that supplies the Washington area's drinking water is threatened by urban and agricultural pollution, a nonprofit advocacy group says.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 12:06pm EDT

Tags: Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, Colleen Kelleher, michelle basch, Neal Augenstein, endangered rivers, American Rivers

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W.Va., Va sites rank among tops in nation for bass

A national fishing magazine says some of the top places in the country to catch bass are close to home.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 12:04pm EDT

Tags: Bassmaster Magazine, 100 Best Bass Lakes, Potomac River, Smith Mountain Lake, Kerr Reservoir

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