Potomac River

September 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

What Will Florence Do?

Montgomery County is already soaked after months of rain. What will happen when Hurricane Florence hits the U.S. coastline. Chokepoints on the Potomac already have plenty of debris. Will trees become uprooted, sending them crashing down the river? Or will the heavy rains flush out the trunks and branches?  

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June 4, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

High Waters Close White’s Ferry in Poolesville

The Potomac River, swollen after days of rain, was too dangerous for the White’s Ferry to carry commuters Monday across the waterway and the ferry was closed. With water coming from upstream, the river rushed past the White’s Ferry General Store. Debris, and sometimes whole trees, followed the racing current. Some of the ferry’s workers […]

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July 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

To Berliner, ‘Second Crossing’ Is A Bridge Too Far (VIDEO)

Council President Roger Berliner is asking his fellow County Council members to sign on to a resolution that spells out the county’s opposition a bridge across the Potomac River that would connect the Intercounty Connector to Virginia routes to Dulles Airport. The Transportation Planning Board, part of the multijurisdictional Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, will […]

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July 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Berliner Meets with Reporters, July 10, 2017 (VIDEO)

Council President Roger Berliner talked about Montgomery County’s opposition to a “second crossing” across the Potomac River, a legal memorandum on whether the county can bring suit against the Federal Aviation Administration over airplane noise from Reagan National Airport, problems with the county’s Department of Liquor Control, opioids and other topics.

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May 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Calls on FAA to Change Flight Patterns

Gov. Larry Hogan asked the Federal Aviation Administration to route commercial airliners taking off and landing at Reagan National Airport using old flight patterns until the agency can engage state and local stakeholders. “I sincerely hope that we are able to find common ground and an amicable resolution,” Hogan said in a letter to FAA […]

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May 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Anglers Hope to Hook Invasive Snakeheads

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is hosting the second Annual “Stop the Snakehead Fishing Derby” June 3 at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park’s Pennyfield Lock, in Blockhouse Point Park off River Road, according to a DNR news release. Interested anglers can register for the free event here. Since the 2002 discovery of […]

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December 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: WSSC and EPA Monitor Mystery Sheen in Potomac River

UPDATED 12.7.16 According to a WSSC news release, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that a power plant in Dickerson is the source of an oily substance that leaked into the Potomac River late last month. WSSC officials report that its Potomac plant continues to operate at full capacity and has not experienced any […]

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September 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Historic White’s Ferry Transports Commuters Across the Potomac (VIDEO)

Historic White’s Ferry in Poolesville is the only remaining working cable ferry crossing the Potomac River. The ferry connects White’s Ferry Road in Montgomery County with a road by the same name in Loudoun County, Virginia. Find out more in this report, below: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its […]

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August 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

Detectives Investigate Drowning in Potomac Near Great Falls

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division are investigating a drowning that occurred in the Potomac River around 6:10 p.m. on August 16. The victim, identified by police as Abdul Qadir, age 28, of Riverdale, Maryland was located on August 18 at approximately 11:30 a.m. and was pronounced deceased at the scene. […]

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July 6, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Trust the Bald Eagle Fully Recovered and Flying Again (PHOTOS)

Trust the Bald Eagle who was rescued by Montgomery County Police officers back in March has made a full recovery. Trust was believed to be hit by a car on River Road, according to the Owl Moon Raptor Center. Officers found her with a fractured coracoid. Now, Trust has been released and is free to […]

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