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Herbicides likely source of growing intersex fish problem (Video)

Ten years after the discovery of the first intersex fish in the Potomac River, leading researchers are closing in on the chemicals and sources producing fish with immature eggs in the sex organs of male smallmouth and largemouth bass. The research suggests the cause is not what researchers initially thought -- the flushing of prescription drugs.

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 08:23am EDT

Tags: Troubled Waters, intersex fish, USGS, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, Neal Augenstein, farming, prescription drugs

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Fisherman's perspective: Effect of snakeheads and Potomac River's health (Video)

Potomac River fishing guide Steve Chaconas takes WTOP out on the river for a closer look at the health of the fish and the health of the river.

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 10:22am EDT

Tags: Troubled Waters, michelle basch, large mouth bass, Potomac fish, Steve Chaconas, fishing, snakehead

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How Blue Plains treats wastewater

Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Southeast is the largest plant of its kind anywhere in the world, treating about 370 million gallons of water every day.

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 01:13pm EDT

Tags: DC Water, Troubled Waters, andrew mollenbeck, Blue Plains Advanced Waste Water Treatment Plant, waste water

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Body found in North Branch is that of missing man

Friday - 05/31/2013, 03:49pm EDT

Tags: North Branch

Needed vegetation missing from Potomac River

Spring is here and nature is coming alive, but something that should be living in the Potomac River is not.

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 06:02am EDT

Tags: michelle basch, Steve Chaconas, Belle Haven Marina

Study: Climate change could affect D.C. water supply

A new study finds climate change could cut stream flows in the Potomac River basin, a major source of drinking water in the Washington region.

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 07:50am EDT

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Body pulled from Potomac near 14th Street Bridge

Authorities are investigating after a man's body was pulled from the Potomac River near the 14th Street Bridge.

Saturday - 04/06/2013, 05:27pm EDT

Tags: roosevelt bridge, body found

Driver saved after rig goes off wooden span in Md.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 12:30pm EDT

Tags: Oldtown,

Flood warnings on Potomac, Monocacy in Frederick

The National Weather Service is warning of minor to moderate flooding along two rivers in Frederick County.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 12:39pm EST

Tags: Monocacy River

Hearing set for rate hike on western Md. bridge

The Maryland Public Service Commission is giving people a chance to speak up about a proposal to raise the cost of crossing the Potomac River at Oldtown.

Monday - 01/14/2013, 03:22am EST

Tags: toll bridge

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