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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.
Rainfall so far this summer is about 6 1/4- to 7 inches below normal in the Washington region.
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.
Authorities say they have pulled the body of a man out of the Potomac River near Southwest Washington.
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.
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.
The river that supplies the Washington area's drinking water is threatened by urban and agricultural pollution, a nonprofit advocacy group says.
A national fishing magazine says some of the top places in the country to catch bass are close to home.
Prince George's County police are investigating the discovery of a man's body in the Potomac River near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
Few people took the Metrobus over the American Legion Bridge, but a transportation report suggests having an alternate crossing over the Potomac River would attract riders.