How far the Potomac River come since its most-polluted years, when President Johnson called it a “disgrace.” It looks so majestic now, rolling past the iconic buildings of Washington, D.C. Yet the thought of touching its water with bare skin remains troubling. And D.C.’s tap water still tastes a little funky. Upstream, waste from farms dumps into its waters, and downstream the detritus of urban life is washed over the banks after heavy rain.
The river that provides much of the drinking water to our nation’s capital, the Potomac, tops the annual list of most endangered American waterways, according to a national conservation group. American Rivers said Tuesday that thank... Read Post
The Potomac is the nation's most endangered river, threatened by storm-water runoff and combined sewer overflows. Without action, warns a new report, the river could again become the "national disgrace" is once was. [ more › ] Read Post