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Man drowns in Potomac River near Riverbend Park

Authorities say a young man has drowned in the Potomac River near Virginia's Riverbend Park after becoming trapped mid-river.

Saturday - 09/15/2012, 07:22pm EDT

Tags: police, drowning, river accident,

Swimmer drowns in Potomac River

A body was pulled from the Potomac River on Friday after police say the person drowned swimming.

Friday - 09/14/2012, 05:43pm EDT

Tags: drowning,

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: 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: 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: 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: 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,

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,

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, 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, Chesapeake Bay, city planning, University of Maryland

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