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Potomac River said hazardous

March 07, 1997

Boating and other recreational activities on the upper Potomac River should be avoided because of hazardous water levels, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said Friday.

Water levels are hazardous for recreational use along the main stem of the river from Kitzmiller downriver to Cumberland and at Paw Paw, Harpers Ferry, Little Falls and the Monocacy because of continued rain in the Potomac River Basin, a natural resources police news release said.

Conditions throughout the Potomac River basin are expected to remain hazardous until early next week.

Hazardous stages are defined as water levels at which novice boaters, wading fishermen or anyone in a vessel could be confronted with a life-threatening situation because of wave action, high velocity or treacherous current.

The conditions also exist on feeder streams into the Potomac River.

For the latest information on river conditions between Cumberland and Little Falls, call the National Weather Service at 1-703-260-0305.

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