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River warning issued by DNR

April 22, 2000

Boating and other recreational uses of the upper Potomac River and adjacent streams and creeks should be avoided at this time, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced Saturday.

Due to recent precipitation, river levels are hazardous for recreational use on the Potomac River from Cumberland, Md., downstream to Little Falls and on the Monocacy River at Frederick, Md., the DNR reported.

The advisory is in effect until Tuesday and will be updated at that time if necessary.

Hazardous stages are defined as those levels which because of hypothermia, wave action or fast or treacherous currents, nonwhite water vessels, tubers, swimmers or fisherman wading could be confronted with life-threatening conditions on the river and adjacent streams, according to the DNR.

The warning does not apply to professionally guided river trips or teams of experienced white water paddlers, the DNR reported.

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

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- Dan Kulin

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