News From Around the Basin – May 30, 2024

The inaugural River Report of 2024, invasive species, water safety, and more, in this week’s Potomac News Reservoir – May 30, 2024 >>>

**Friday is the deadline for abstract submissions to present at the upcoming Potomac Conference: Reeling in the Challenge of Aquatic Invasive Species on October 17, 2024. The conference will expound on the science, policy, and management of invasive fishes and other aquatic species in the Potomac River basin and beyond.**

River Report

Thanks to a wet winter, rain in the basin is only 0.5 inches below average for the past 12 months. For comparison, in our last River Report of 2023 last December, rain in the Potomac River basin was 8 inches below average. The extra rain will help replenish groundwater sources for the coming dry season.

Currently, the river level is in good shape. At 7,700 cubic feet per second (cfs), the river’s flow at the USGS gage at Point of Rocks is slightly above the historical median level of 7,340 cfs.

Looking towards the future, NOAA is calling for an above-normal hurricane season. Unfortunately, it is hard to predict how that will impact our region. The best thing to do is to get prepared now by gathering emergency supplies, developing an evacuation plan, and preparing your home for strong storms. Learn more on the NOAA website >>>

What to celebrate this week: National Learn How to Row Day, June 1

Rowing is a popular activity in the DC Metro area. In celebration of National Learn How to Row Day on Saturday, some boathouses on the Potomac are holding events to encourage people to get out on the water and try their hand at this fun water sport. Here are just a few of the options to get your feet wet in the rowing world:

Remember to wear comfortable clothes and bring your sunscreen, water, and hat. Stay safe and have fun!

ICPRB in the Community

Join ICPRB at one of our upcoming events:

Find even more fun activities on our Events Calendar > > >