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Potomac River Advisory—Waiting for Fran
Released: 9/6/1996

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Rebecca Phipps 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460

While the metropolitan area awaits the rains from Hurricane Fran, the flow of the Potomac River near Washington, D.C. is already well above normal, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

At 7 a.m. on Fri., Sept. 6, 1996, the flow of the Potomac was 4.8 billion gallons per day (7400 cubic feet per second), more than twice the September average flow of 1.9 bgd.

Flow of the Potomac has above normal for most of 1996. The flow in August was the second-highest for the month - 14.5 bgd - since the USGS began keeping records in 1931. Normal flow in August is 2.2 bgd.

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