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Conservancy wants more research into intersex fish

The Potomac Conservancy has presented Congress with a petition to do more research into intersex fish, like those found in the Potomac River.

Tags: Potomac Conservancy , H. Hedrick Belin , intersex fish , Hank Silverberg

Friday - 10/01/2010, 10:13am EDT

Drought watch issued for D.C. region

The record high temperatures along with the absence of rain in the area has affected streamflow and groundwater levels throughout the Potomac River Basin. In the last month, precipitation levels are 50 percent below normal.

Tags: drought watch , Drought , Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments , water conservation , Potomac River Basin , Steve Bieber , Kristi King

Thursday - 09/09/2010, 02:47pm EDT

Jaws in the Potomac: Man catches 8-foot shark

A Maryland boater has a whopper of a fish tale after catching an 8-foot shark in the Potomac River this week.

Tags: St. Mary's County , sharks

Thursday - 09/02/2010, 05:09pm EDT

Child pulled from Potomac River dies

A family gathering turned into a tragedy Sunday afternoon, as a 3-year-old boy has died after falling into the Potomac River near Chain Bridge Road.

Tags: River rescue , Fletcher's Boat House , Arlington County Fire , D.C. Fire and EMS

Sunday - 08/22/2010, 04:03pm EDT

Invasive snakehead fish thriving in the Potomac

Long before the White House party crashers came the Potomac party crashers, the invasive northern snakehead fish. And these funky-looking fish continue to thrive.

Tags: snakehead , fish , Steve Chaconas , Department of Natural Resources , bass , fishing

Saturday - 07/17/2010, 10:52am EDT

Body found along Potomac River

A body has been found along the Potomac River, two days after a mother and daughter went missing during a Memorial Day picnic.

Tags: Montgomery County Police , Olga Arotinco Gaspa , Emily Escalante Arotinco , Oscar Garcia , U.S. Park Police

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 07:49pm EDT

Alexandria looks to redevelop waterfront

Alexandria wants to redevelop its Potomac River waterfront with more open space, restaurants and mixed-use development.

Tags: Alexandria waterfront , redevelopment , open space , King Street , Cameron Street , Faroll Hamer , Tanya Snyder , Colleen Kelleher , tourism

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 08:01am EDT

Potomac River can be deadly

Warmer weather has more people flocking to the Potomac River, and that has the National Park Service warning people about its dangers.

Tags: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department , National Park Service , Mark Segraves , Great Falls , Key Bridge , Swift Water Rescue , Billy Goat Trails

Saturday - 05/01/2010, 01:57pm EDT

Warning: Upper Potomac River considered hazardous

River levels are considered to be hazardous from Kitzmiller to Little Falls.

Tags: Upper Potomac , Kitzmiller , Little Falls , Maryland Natural Resources Police , National Weather Service

Wednesday - 03/17/2010, 04:30pm EDT

Barge bumps bridge; Flood warning in effect

The U.S. Coast Guard says high water levels have caused a large barge to bump into the 14th Street Bridge. There were no injuries.

Tags: weather , Steve Rudin , Flood Watch , Old Town Alexandria

Friday - 03/12/2010, 02:15pm EST
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