The National Weather Service says the Potomac River is likely to experience its worst floods in at least 16 years in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
An analysis of non-tidal Virginia localities that are part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed found wide variations in the adoption of development codes intended to keep sediment and runoff from entering rivers and streams.
A barge broke away from its support system at the Main Avenue Fish Market in Southwest DC and is now leaking fuel into the Potomac River.
The Potomac River, once so polluted that President Johnson called it ‘national disgrace’, seems to be heading back in that direction and a potential revision to the Clean Water Act could make it even easier to pollute.
Authorities say they’ve found no evidence of an overturned boat in the Potomac River after getting a report from the driver of a passerby car.
Prince George’s County police are investigating the discovery of a man’s body in the Potomac River near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.