Posts Tagged ‘C&O Canal’

Its Driver Inside, Car Falls Into the C&O Canal

A car was driven into muddy bed of the C&O Canal in Georgetown around 3 p.m. today, according to D.C. police.
As of 3:30 p.m., the driver was still inside the car, while the vehicle was on its side, according to  the Metropolitan Police Department's Officer Hugh Carew. That description jibes with a picture tweeted from [...]

After Potomac Floods, Life Sprouts Anew in Its Gorge

Monday's not-so-surprising flooding on the Georgetown waterfront, among other areas of the Potomac River, is a good reminder that although we Washingtonians live in an incredibly planned and built environment, Mother Nature can still pack a punch. Seasonal flooding has been going on for eons, which has helped carve one of the region's most spectacular [...]

Swanky Palisades-Cabin John Sewage Stench to Get Scrubbed

Anyone who has plied the C&O Canal just beyond Georgetown or—hell—anyone who has driven across Chain Bridge with the windows open knows about the city's premier sewage-stench problem. It hovers over these swanky neighborhoods along the canal and never seems to go away. It's heavy with that hydrogen sulfide nastiness of rotten eggs plus feces [...]

“Hannah Hole” Needs $3 Million to Repair

Last September, Tropical Storm Hannah blew out a breach about 125 feet long and about 50 feet deep in the wall of the C&O Canal in Maryland. It's an impressive hole, and will likely stay that way for some time.
According to Bill Justice, chief of interpretation for C&O Canal Park, repairing the "Hannah Hole" is [...]