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  About the Potomac River
The Potomac River is often referred to as the "Nation's River," because it flows through the nation's capital, where the magnificent monuments of the Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln memorials are reflected in its waters.
Its major tributaries include the Monocacy, Savage, and St. Mary's Rivers in Maryland; the Shenandoah and Occoquan Rivers in Virginia; the South Branch and Cacapon Rivers in West Virginia; Conococheague and Antietam Creeks in Pennsylvania; and the Anacostia River in the District of Columbia.
The history of the Potomac River is linked to the historical events and growth that has taken place in its basin.
www.potomacriver.org /about_potomac/about_the_potomac.htm   (0 words)

  Potomac River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Potomac River brings together a variety of cultures throughout the watershed from the coal miners of upstream West Virginia to the urban residents of the nation's capital and, along the lower Potomac, the watermen of Virginia's Northern Neck.
The 1859 siege of Harper's Ferry at the river's confluence with the Shenandoah was a precursor to numerous epic battles of the American Civil War in and around the Potomac and its tributaries.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Potomac_River   (2330 words)

 Potomac River Guide Ordering Information
For more information about The Potomac River Guide, send an e-mail message to: kevin@riverexplorer.com
Potomac River Guides are available at more than two dozen parks along the river.
If you do not have a Potomac River Guide retailer in your area or need assistance locating one, please call (301) 652-6659 and we’ll make sure you’re able to get a book right away.
www.riverexplorer.com /pot095.htm   (0 words)

 Potomac River Winter Waterfowling
The Potomac River, from its beginning in the farther reaches of western Maryland to its mouth at Chesapeake Bay some 300 miles later, is full of waterfowling opportunities.
River access is available at McKee-Beshers, for the canoe or small boat duck hunter, at the end of Sycamore Road.
While the non-tidal Potomac River may not be the first thought in Maryland waterfowlers' minds when planning a hunting trip, it can be a very productive destination whether pursuing early-season resident geese or late-season fl ducks and redheads.
www.midatlanticgameandfish.com /hunting/ducks-geese-hunting/at_aa120502a   (2506 words)

 Potomac Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Potomac Company was created in 1785 to make improvements to the Potomac River in order to improve its navigability.
While slim boats called bateaux could be poled up-river in even the shallowest of waters, they could not traverse the fall line, the area where an upland region (continental bedrock) and a coastal plain (coastal alluvia) meet, typically in waterfalls.
After 21 years, the Potomack Canal was later sold, along with the other assets of the Potomac Company to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, which built a canal on the opposite, Maryland side of the Potomac River.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Potomac_Company   (227 words)

 River Smallies.com - The Upper Potomac River (Barbara Fricke)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There are also a few areas in the upper regions where the river is calm and flat so no canal was needed, and the towpath was built right alongside the river for the mule teams to pull the barges.
Almost every kind of fish found in the river can be found in the canal as a result of floods, and many children have the canal as the site of their first fishing lessons.
River levels can be found on the weather pages of local papers, or by listening to the recording at 703-260-0305.
www.riversmallies.com /articles_bf1.html   (3050 words)

 Interactive Journey
The Potomac River Basin is one of the nation’s most geologically and ecologically distinct river basins.
Due to its size, the Potomac is the second largest contributor of fresh water to the Chesapeake Bay.
The Potomac Watershed Partnership understands that, with nearly 5 million people living in the Potomac River basin, the Potomac River watershed is our common bond—the true heart of the nation’s capital.
www.potomacwatershed.net /ijourn.html   (346 words)

 Trust for Public Land--Conservation and Parks for People.
Over the last forty years, the serious condition of the river was recognized and focused action on the part of federal agencies, state governments, hundreds of nonprofit organizations, and countless concerned citizens worked to reverse the tremendous damage inflicted on this crucial resource.
The acquisition of this land complements the community's commitment to the protection of the Potomac River - a national treasure whose watershed is home to nearly five million people, as well as the region-wide effort to conserve land along the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries.
The 381-acre property along Chicamuxen Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, was identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Natural Areas as one of the best examples of fresh tidal and non-tidal wetlands complexes in Maryland.
www.tpl.org /tier3_cd.cfm?content_item_id=9500%26folder_id=632   (939 words)

 How the Potomac River Shaped the Settlement of Northern Virginia
Alexandria was the deepwater port furthest upstream on the Potomac.
The river was frozen in the winter, flooded in the spring, and too shallow in the late summer and fall when crops were harvested and ready to be shipped.
Because of the mountains, it was not feasible to construct a straight-line road from Alexandria to the forks of the Ohio.
www.virginiaplaces.org /regions/16potomac.html   (2167 words)

 The Potomac-Shenandoah River System | The Geology of Virginia
The North Fork of the Shenandoah River heads in the mountainous terrain of the Ridge & Valley subprovince of northwestern Rockingham County.
One kilometer east of Catoctin Mountain, the Potomac crosses the western border fault of the Mesozoic Culpeper basin.
The low flats that border the river are underlain by Quaternary sediments deposited by an ancient Potomac River during higher stands of sea level.
www.wm.edu /geology/virginia/rivers/potomac-shenandoah.html   (1545 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Point of Rocks, Maryland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is named for the striking rock formation it sits on top of, which is only visible from boats on the Potomac River, or from the southern bank of the river in Virginia.
Upper part of the Potomac River The Potomac River flows into Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA).
The rock formations are exposed by the river cutting through the ridge in a water gap, a typical formation in the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Point-of-Rocks%2C-Maryland   (437 words)

 Washington DC City Pages: History
In the homeland, Lord Baltimore received a royal grant of that part of Virginia north and east of the Potomac River between 38 degrees and 40 degrees north latitude.
The Native Americans were hostile to Calvert; and so he returned with Fleet down the Potomac to its mouth and settled a short distance inland north of the river, where "the Cittie of St. Mary", first capital of Maryland, developed.
Between Oxon Creek and the Eastern Branch (or Anacostia River) was Blew Playne, a tract of 1,000 acres granted in 1692 to George Thompson.
dcpages.com /History/dchistory.html   (1412 words)

 November 6, 1998 Potomac River Selected to be Part of President's American Heritage Rivers Initiative   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For each river designated under the Initiative, a federal employee will be assigned as "river navigator," to help communities identify federal programs and resources to help carry out their projects.
Hanalei River -- located on the Island of Kauai, drains a 24 square mile watershed as it descends 16 miles to sea-level, terminating in a brackish estuary which is a nursery habitat for a myriad of commercially important marine species.
Hudson River -- the river moves through 19 counties from its source at Lake Tear of the Clouds to the Verrazano Narrows in New York Harbor, 315 miles to the south.
www.doi.gov /news/archives/981106.html   (1105 words)

 Potomac River   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Potomac River runs from the Alleghenies of West Virginia to Point Lookout on the Chesapeake Bay.
The Potomac River joins the Shenandoah River at Harper's Ferry and drops to sea level at Great Falls.
The Potomac becomes progressively saltier and gradually broadens, so that at the mouth, it spans fully ten miles from shore to shore.
www.livingclassrooms.org /dc/toolkit/potomac.html   (179 words)

 Potomac River - Wikinfo
The river then forms part of the borders between MD and Washington, DC (the District of Columbia) on the left bank and the State of West Virginia (WV) and the Commonwealth of Virginia (VA) on the right bank.
Once the Potomac drops from the Piedmont to the Coastal Plain, tides further influence the river as it passes through DC and beyond.
In the 1960s, with dense green algal blooms covering the river's surface, President Lyndon Johnson declared the river "a national disgrace" and set in motion a long-term effort to reduce sewage pollution and restore the beauty and ecology of this historic river.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Potomac_River   (2026 words)

 Potomac River Stripers Striped Bass fishing Maryland - stripers 247.com - Potomac river stripers
With approximately 50,000 acres of bass-holding water, the Potomac River is certainly one of the region's largest fisheries.
The tidal Potomac is a unique river due to its proximity to a large metropolitan area and the high quality of its fishery.
While bass and other species can be caught from the main river, there are a number of tidal creeks that will hold most fish during the year.
www.stripers247.com /Potomacriver.htm   (660 words)

 Potomac River Basin
The Potomac River heads in the Appalachian Plateau of West Virginia (North Branch) and in the Valley and Ridge Province of northwestern Highland County, Virginia (South Branch, fed by the North and South Fork systems).
The Potomac River is a tributary of the bay.
There seems to be a consensus that the North and South Branches of the Potomac are the dual sources of the Potomac River.
www.talkingproud.us /VirginiaPotomac.html   (983 words)

 Potomac River Run Marathon - Race Details
Potomac River Run Marathon and Half-Marathon to be held May 2
The scenic, historic course along the Potomac River and through the woods of George Washington Memorial Parkway is partly flat, partly hilly.
The course is a multi-use bike trail which runs along the Potomac River from Alexandria to just before Mt. Vernon.
www.marathonguide.com /races/racedetails.cfm?MIDD=2078050501   (1946 words)

 EPA's American Heritage Rivers > Designated Rivers > Potomac River > October 2003 Monthly Report
Potomac American Heritage River Initiative Purpose: To provide assistance to participating communities in the Potomac River watershed with locally-chosen projects related to economic development, environmental protection, and cultural resources.
Friends of the Potomac and the Navigator have enlisted the support of Charles County, the State of Maryland, and the Conservation Fund.
To maximize the translation of ideas into application, plans are underway to organize the ‘financing green development' forum in Washington just prior to the DC Developing Families workshop and the innovative stormwater forum in Charles County just prior to the ‘community' infrastructure workshop next spring.
www.epa.gov /rivers/98rivers/potomac0310news.html   (818 words)

 A Wild River Runs Through Washington - National Zoo| FONZ
Mather Gorge is part of the Potomac River Gorge, and it features the rocky outcroppings and bedrock terraces (seen here on the left side of the river) typical of the area.
If the river were left to its own devices here, natural flooding would sweep across the flats and wash away tree saplings, giving the land a prairie character, but a man-made berm now prevents most floods by forcing floodwaters back into the river.
The Potomac River once supported millions of common or American shad (Alosa sapidissima), fish that are closely related to herrings and live in the ocean but spawn in freshwater rivers.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Publications/ZooGoer/2005/6/potomac.cfm   (2566 words)

 Potomac State Forest   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Potomac State Forest, 11,535 acres situated between the towns of Oakland and Westernport and partially bordering the Potomac River, is reached from Maryland Routes 135 and 560.
The Potomac River has its headwaters in this rugged mountain forest where wildlife abounds and there is excellent trout fishing.
Potomac State Forest outdoor recreation opportunities and amenities include cross country skiing, camping and shelters, fishing, hiking trails, hunting, picnicking, equestrian trails, and snowmobiling.
www.dnr.state.md.us /publiclands/western/potomacforest.html   (638 words)

 Trail results for Potomac River Virginia
the Potomac River to the north and the Rappahannock River to the south.
River to the north, and the Chesapeake Bay to the east.
Potomac River suddenly tumbles almost 80 feet in a series of rapids, and then...
www.trails.com /AdvancedFind.asp?Keyword=Potomac+River&state=VA   (546 words)

 Potomac River Basin NAWQA - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Potomac study units first high-intensity phase began in 1991 and ended in 1995, one of nineteen across the country.
By 1997, the NAWQA program consisted of 60 study units investigating major river basins and aquifer systems that will account for about one-half of the Nation's land area and two-thirds of the Nation's water use and population.
Currently, the Potomac study unit is in the low-intensity phase of the program.
md.water.usgs.gov /pnawqa   (173 words)

 Washington DC City Pages: History
In the homeland, Lord Baltimore received a royal grant of that part of Virginia north and east of the Potomac River between 38 degrees and 40 degrees north latitude.
The Native Americans were hostile to Calvert; and so he returned with Fleet down the Potomac to its mouth and settled a short distance inland north of the river, where "the Cittie of St. Mary", first capital of Maryland, developed.
Between Oxon Creek and the Eastern Branch (or Anacostia River) was Blew Playne, a tract of 1,000 acres granted in 1692 to George Thompson.
www.dcpages.com /History/dchistory.html   (1412 words)

 GORP - Paddling the Potomac - Great Falls to Observation Deck Rapids
The Potomac River forms the northern border of Virginia, separating the Old Dominion from Maryland and the District of Columbia.
The Potomac and its tributaries provide whitewater of all degrees of difficulty throughout its length, from the small headwater streams of West Virginia and western Maryland, through the Blue Ridge at Harpers Ferry, and across the Piedmont between the mountains and the coast.
The entire section of the river between this spot and the Great Falls, a distance of some nine miles, is a result of the headward, i.e., upstream, erosion of the riverbed by the stream.
gorp.away.com /gorp/publishers/menasha/pad_poto.htm   (2741 words)

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