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Feds fail to fork over millions in fees

The federal government, which owns nearly 20 percent of D.C., refuses to pay a new fee to clean up stormwater runoff, one that came about in response to unfunded EPA mandates.

Tags: WASA , Mark Segraves , Environmental Protection Agency , Water and Sewer Authority , National Association of Clean Water Agencies , Nathan Gardner-Andrews , Impervious Area Charge , Treasury Department , water bills , EPA , George Hawkins , Susan Poling , stormwater discharge , stormwater runoff , Anacostia River , Chesapeake Bay

Monday - 04/26/2010, 08:18pm EDT

4 in 5 male bass showing female characteristics

Fish with disturbing mutations are popping up again in the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, with as many as four in five male bass showing female characteristics.

Tags: intersex fish , Shenandoah River , bass , Potomac Conservancy , Hedrick Belin

Sunday - 06/05/2011, 08:29am EDT

Flooding Potomac presents hazards for area boaters

A coastal flood warning is in effect until 2 a.m. Saturday, with tidal anomalies adding another foot or more to the Potomac River.

Tags: Paul Niepling , Hank Silverberg

Friday - 05/20/2011, 01:50am EDT

Moderate flooding along Potomac in western Md.

Flooding is occurring along the Potomac River in Frederick and Washington Counties.

Tags: National Weather Service , Point of Rocks ,

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 01:22pm EDT

Georgetown waterfront restaurants open for business

Several popular Georgetown waterfront restaurants that flooded last month are reopening.

Tags: Georgetown , Tony and Joe's , Nick's Riverside Grille , Washington Harbour , Sequoia , Cabana's , Michelle Basch , flooding ,

Friday - 05/06/2011, 12:45am EDT

Cleanup continues after flooding at Washington Harbour

The big cleanup at the Washington Harbour continues, but Easter weekend is definitely a washout for many of the businesses damaged by the flooding of the Potomac River.

Tags: Washington Harbour , Farmers and Fishers , Tony and Joe's , flood , flooding

Saturday - 04/23/2011, 04:31pm EDT

14 passengers removed from stranded White's Ferry

Fourteen people have been rescued after a ferry crossing the Potomac River between Poolesville and Leesburg became stranded near the Maryland shore.

Tags: White's Ferry , stranded , Gary Emerling

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 05:42pm EST

Officials announce work on new National Mall levee

Construction of a new levee aimed at protecting downtown D.C. and the National Mall from river flooding is expected to be complete by summer of next year, federal and local officials say.

Tags: National Capital Planning Commission , Marcel Acosta , National Mall , levee , American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , U.S. Army Corps of Engineers , Steve Garbarino , Constitution Avenue , 17th Street , D.C. Department of the Environment , Christophe A.G. Tulou , Katrina , Federal Emergency Management Agency

Monday - 11/15/2010, 04:38pm EST

Pollution continues to threaten local drinking water

Efforts to clean up the Potomac River watershed that provides millions of people with drinking water are well below expected progress, according to a local conservation group.

Tags: Potomac Conservancy , Blue Plains Sewage , Hedrick Belin

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 02:04pm EST
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