Boating activities should be avoided
Boating and other recreational activities on the upper Potomac River should be avoided through Saturday because of hazardous water levels, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said Thursday.
Water levels are hazardous for recreational use along the main stem of the Potomac from Paw Paw to Hancock, and the Shenandoah at Millville because of recent rain, a natural resources police news release said.
This 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 because of hypothermia, wave action, high velocity or treacherous current.
The conditions also exist on feeder streams into the Potomac and other rivers.
For the latest information on river conditions between Cumberland and Little Falls, call the National Weather Service at 1-703-260-0305.