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Rivers remain hazardous

April 21, 1998

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

Water levels are hazardous for recreational use along the main stem of the Potomac River, at Millville on the Shenandoah, and on the Monocacy River at Frederick, a natural resources police news release said.

Conditions throughout the Potomac River basin are expected to remain hazardous through Saturday, April 25.

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 hypothermia, wave action, and high velocity or treacherous currents.

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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