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Warning issued for area streams

March 20, 1998

Warning issued for area streams

Boating and other recreational activities on the upper Potomac River should be avoided through Monday 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 Potomac and at Millville on the Shenandoah River because of recent rain and forecasts of heavy downpours late Friday, a police news release said.

The warning doesn't apply to professionally guided river trips or teams of experienced white water paddlers.

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.

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The conditions also exist on the Potomac's tributaries.

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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