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We are Hiring: Director of Administration

We are seeking a results-driven, hands-on, detail-oriented, and responsive director of administration with strong interpersonal skills who can quickly become a key team player in this nimble organization. Learn more…

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ICPRB is looking for Spring/Summer 2022 Interns

ICPRB is looking for three interns to work with us during the spring and summer months of 2022.

We are looking for two science/technical interns. Primary tasks for these positions are to revise and enhance the existing water quality data sources inventory, assist with watershed modeling activities of the Water Resources section, and/or provide field support for the Aquatic Habitats section.

We are also looking for one Graphic Design Intern to work closely with ICPRB scientific staff to produce attractive written technical materials.

Learn more about how to apply…

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ICPRB 1st Quarter Business Meeting November 30, 2021

On November 30 the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) will hold its quarterly business meeting.  The meeting will begin at 9:45 a.m. The Section for Cooperative Water Supply Operations on the Potomac (CO-OP) will begin at 8:30 a.m.

During the business meeting, the Commissioners will see a presentation on the recent ICPRB report, Rapid Response Survey of Cyanobacteria Toxin Levels Downstream of North Fork Shenandoah River Algal Bloom After Tropical Storm Ida, 2021which investigated downstream toxin levels after Hurricane Ida blew through and scoured the harmful algal blooms from the North Fork Shenandoah. Commissioners will also get updates on the Land Prioritization Mapping for Protecting Drinking Water Quality project, ICPRB’s evolving Justice, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion policy, the recent resolution to review water supply agreements, and more of ICPRB’s work over the past quarter.

The draft agenda and historical meeting documents can be found on the Business Meetings page.

The meeting will be virtual. Members of the public who wish to view the proceedings should Contact Us no later than close-of-business on Wednesday, November 24. You will be sent a link to the meeting.

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Potomac River Water Quality at Great Falls: 1940-2019

What’s Past is Prologue

An important part of knowing where we are is knowing where we were. Water quality staff at ICPRB recently reviewed and proofed decades of water data collected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Washington Aqueduct Division, which provides drinking water taken from the Potomac for Washington, D.C, and parts of northern Virginia. Data from 1905 to 2000 had been digitized from fading paper records and checked for accuracy to provide a look at Potomac water quality over time. The long-term trends in water temperature, salt content, and other factors were examined and published in “Potomac River Water Quality at Great Falls: 1940-2019.” Viewing the arc of water quality during more than 80 years of data can provide insights for all research and restoration efforts. Take a look at this video on the results: