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Critical areas in the Potomac River basin

Richard N. Palmer

Critical areas in the Potomac River basin

a review of water pollution control in 1975

by Richard N. Palmer

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Published by Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin in Bethesda, Md .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Potomac River watershed.
    • Subjects:
    • Water -- Pollution -- Potomac River watershed.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 76-77.

      Statementby Richard N. Palmer ; edited by Eva Delp.
      SeriesICPRB technical publication ;, 76-4
      ContributionsDelp, Eva.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTD225.P74 P34
      The Physical Object
      Pagination77 p. :
      Number of Pages77
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4378895M
      LC Control Number78623156

      USGS POTOMAC RIVER AT POINT OF ROCKS, MD. (Virginia), 6 mi upstream from Monocacy River, and at mile DRAINAGE AREA, mi 2. PERIOD OF RECORDFebruary to current year. --Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, and the U.S. Geological Survey.


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Critical areas in the Potomac River basin by Richard N. Palmer Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Potomac was discovered in by Captain John Smith who called the river "Patawomeke" after an Algonquian Indian family place name for the area that is now Washington, D.C. The basin area was first inhabited by three Indian tribes of the Algonquian family group Pamunkey and Powhatan in what is now Virginia andFile Size: 1MB.

The total drainage area of the Potomac River Basin downstream of the confluence of the Shenandoah River at the State boundary is 9, square miles. The Amazon Book Review Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more.

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Cornfield Harbor or St. Marys River. Danger zones and restricted area. The Potomac River and its tributaries are used extensively by the military establishments for testing operations and gunnery practice. (Limits and regulations for these areas are given in, andchapter 2.) Curre nts. While the Potomac River is clearly not what the Washington Post in called an “open sewer,” for the first time in a decade, the river’s health has declined, reported the Potomac.

Two restricted shellfish harvesting areas within the Potomac River Lower Tidal Basin are addressed in this report. Tall Timbers Cove (RID 42aC) and Whites Neck Creek (RID 43E) are situated approximately 30 and 50 km, respectively, upriver from the mouth of the Potomac River along its northeast shoreline.

The basin’s major industries include: agriculture and forestry throughout the basin, coal mining and pulp and paper production along the North Branch Potomac River; chemical production and agriculture in the Shenandoah Valley; high-tech, service, and light industry, as well as military and government installations in the Washington metropolitan area; and fishing in the lower Potomac estuary.

The Potomac River basin stretches across parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia. Encompass square miles, it includes all of the land Critical areas in the Potomac River basin book where water drains toward the mouth of the Potomac.

Learn more about the Potomac. The bridge crosses over East Potomac Park, which is owned by NPS. Beyond East Basin Drive are the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin and other memorials.

East Potomac Park is not part of the National Mall but does house recreational facilities such as tennis courts, pool, and golf course. East Potomac Park is also the home for the NPS’s. Mather Gorge, the area around Great Falls, is its own unique ecosystem.

“There are plants there—you have to go 1, miles away to see them anywhere else,” says Mike Nardolilli, executive director of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.

“It’s a very valuable ecological resource.”. The Critical Area Buffer is the land area immediately adjacent to tidal waters, tidal wetlands, and tributary streams.

The minimum Buffer width is feet; however, on some properties it may be wider because of steep slopes, wetlands, or sensitive soils. Fishing on the Potomac River serves as a rite of passage for many local DC, Maryland, and Virginia anglers. Visitors from all over the East Coast also travel to the Potomac in order to check out one of the most underrated fisheries in the US.

The Potomac River has long been a vital part of the DMV area’s economy, recreation, and way of life. The Maryland Tributary Strategies document Lower Potomac River Basin Summary Final Version for Data: Janu describes the basin (an area containing parts of Charles, St.

Mary’s and Prince George’s Counties) as follows. For the entire basin, land use is dominated by forest (60%), followed by agriculture (24%) and Wetlands. In upper margin: Figure III Appears in Dept.

of Natural Resources' Comprehensive study of the Potomac River basin. " condition." "October " Includes location map.

"13," Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. The Potomac River, which is adjacent to Washington, D.C., is one of the most heavily populated and altered watersheds in the Chesapeake Bay. SinceNOAA has been working with local and state partners to assess contaminants, restore tidal wetlands and fish habitat, create new public access, and cleanup trash in the Anacostia River, which is.

The Potomac River is the fourth largest river along the Atlantic coast and the 21st largest in the United States. It runs over miles from Fairfax Stone, West Virginia to Point Lookout, Maryland and dra square miles of land area from four states and Washington DC. Shows watershed outline, tributaries, and principal towns.

Panel title. "This publication is one of a series of general interest publications prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey to provide information about the environment." Includes text, location map (inset), and ill.

Text, ill., and department insigne on verso. "" Available also through the Library of Congress Web site. Basin-wide protected lands are 37 percent of total land area and earned an A grade. Water Quality For non-tidal water quality, the report found that 50 percent of small creeks and streams feeding into the Potomac are healthy, garnering a grade of B.

Tidal water quality earned a D+, perhaps because of higher than average rainfall in and. Potomac Basin Large River Environmental Flow Needs - August v List of Figures Figure 1. Middle Potomac River study area and the study’s large river segments.

3 Figure 2. Logarithmic projection of the distribution of daily mean flows at the Point of Rocks, MD gage for each. Focus Areas. Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. Evaluate and report on water quality conditions in the Potomac River basin.

Potomac Basin Water Quality Data Inventory; Educate and engage basin residents and organizations on critical issues in the watershed. The Potomac River (/ p ə ˈ t oʊ m ə k / ()) is found within the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and flows from the Potomac Highlands into the Chesapeake river (main stem and North Branch) is approximately miles ( km) long, with a drainage area of ab square miles (38, km 2).

In terms of area, this makes the Potomac River the fourth largest river along. I urge the Congress to autho­rize the development of a uniquely historic area—the Potomac National River. Failure to act now will make us the shame of genera­tions to come.” Even in the climate of a growing environmental ethic, the proposed legislation to estab­lish a Potomac River Park and a Potomac National River was premature.

Potomac Conservancy is the region's leading clean water advocate, fighting to ensure the Potomac River boasts clean drinking water, healthy lands, and vibrant communities. Founded inwe drive the region's clean water movement by providing the tools that empower local landowners, activists, volunteers, partners, donors, and all river.

The 1, square miles of Somerset, Bedford, Fulton, Franklin, Adams, Cumberland, and Perry counties that drain into the Potomac River are only percent of the state’s land area, but account for 11 percent of the total basin.

Approximately million people live in the Potomac Region,of them in Pennsylvania. Regional Climate. As a result, portions of the Potomac River were not fully mapped. Tidal grass abundance is variable. A slight increase in total underwater grasses in the Potomac was observed inbut the short-term trend since indicates coverage of grasses remains steady between 3, and 3, hectares (43 percent of the goal in ).

The river report card, issued Tuesday by the Potomac Conservancy, awarded the waterway its first B, a grade based on declining pollution levels, the. Potomac River Basin Accomplishments From the Executive Director’s Desk by Joseph K. Hoffman Water resources came to the front inas another year of lingering drought caused many concerns throughout the Potomac River Basin.

While the Metropolitan Washington Area withstood the precipitation shortage that has plagued the basin since. That this book has remained in print since its original edition in testifies both to its worth and to the surprising fact that, as best I can determine, it remains in the only work in print on its subject, which is an overall history of the Potomac River Basin since the European discovery of America--essentially an economic and social history of the region that chronicles the rise.

The Potomac River basin stretches across parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia. Encompass square miles, it includes all of the land area where water drains toward the mouth of the Potomac. Learn more about the Potomac watershed from the Interstate Commission on the Potomac.

Historically, the yellow lance ranged from the Patuxent River Basin in Maryland, to the Potomac River Basin in Maryland/Virginia, the Rappahannock, York, James, and Chowan River basins in Virginia, and the Tar and Neuse River basins in North Carolina. Yellow lance historical range.

Map by Sarah McRae, USFWS. Potomac River Water Trail and the C&O Canal: Middle Potomac. This water trail spans approximately miles of the Middle Potomac River corridor and parallels the C&O Canal National Historic Park between Sharpsburg, MD and Washington D.C.

This map set picks up where the Potomac River Water Trail and the C&O Canal: Upper Potomac map set leaves off. The Susquehanna River Basin Compact, the Delaware River Basin Compact, and the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin Compact were all adopted by Congress with the expressed recognition that it was in the federal interest to manage these shared waters without regard to.

“The Potomac Watershed Partnership is a large-scale restoration and stewardship project. Its mission is to create a collaborative effort among federal, state, and local partners to restore the health of the land and waters of the Potomac River Basin, thereby enhancing the quality of life and overall health of the Chesapeake Bay.”.

Potomac River bends northward 2 miles to form Tobacco River Flats, which have shoal spots of 3 to 5 feet but generally navigable depths of 7 to 10 feet.

Po rt Tobacco River, at the head of the bight, has depths of 7 feet for miles and thence 5 to 3 feet for another. It’s a sunny morning in August and Mallows Bay is far from spooky. My group of 18 paddlers is eager to explore the new Mallows Bay-Potomac River.

The drainage basin code is defined by the USGS State Office where the site is located. Hydrologic unit codes (huc_cd) - The United States is divided and sub-divided into successively smaller hydrologic units which are classified into four levels: regions, sub-regions, accounting units, and cataloging units.

Cover Photo Potomac River at Fairview Beach, Virginia, Photo by James Palmer, ICPRB. Disclaimer The opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and should not be construed as. The Potomac River was actually filled in." If the Tidal Basin hadn't been built, "we would be standing in the Potomac River right now," Durkin says with a laugh.

GGN / Tidal Basin Ideas Lab. The river (main stem and North Branch) is approximately miles ( km) long, with a drainage area of ab square miles (38, km²). In terms of area, this makes the Potomac River the fourth largest river along the Atlantic coast of the United States and the 21st largest in the United States.

The Potomac River Basin Map has now been split in half: the Upper Potomac (Hancock, MD and points west) and the Lower Potomac (Hancock and points east).

Please change your bookmarks and links. US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service. In addition, we work with landowners on restoration projects, including fencing out cattle, planting more trees, and installing rain gardens.

Much of the land work is concentrated in priority areas within the potomac river basin. public policy: potomac conservancy advocates for state-wide water quality and land conservation programs.

The Potomac River near Washington, D.C. averages between ' deep -- except near shore or the 3 Sisters Islands. However, there is a deep channel near the Three Sisters which generally is about 80 feet (24 m) deep, but can drop to just 30 feet ( m) or less during low tide or periods of little precipitation.The river provides critical habitat for wildlife and many species of fish.

It also offers residents and visitors to the nation’s capital a beloved place to play. In Washington, D.C., the Potomac is coming back to life after years of neglect and pollution.The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) is an agency composed of commissioners representing the federal government, the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of ICPRB mission is to enhance, protect, and conserve the water and associated land resources of the Potomac River basin and its tributaries through regional and.