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Potomac River Advisory
Released: 2/4/1998

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
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Phone: 703-648-4414 | FAX: 703-648-4466




Immediate impact of day’s rain is slight...

Although the Potomac River continues to flow at well above normal levels, the immediate impact of the day’s steady rain on the flow of the Potomac near Washington, D.C. has been slight, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

At 2 p.m., the flow was about 30,600 cubic feet per second (cfs), nearly twice the long-term average flow of 16,000 cfs in February. Earlier in the day, the flow was slightly lower at 29,600 cfs.


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