The National Park Service has approved the request from the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission (WSSC) to upgrade its Potomac River water supply intake along the C&O Canal National Park. (more)
Construction is underway between locks 5 and 22 with the ultimate goal of rewatering that portion of the C&O Canal. Monday, January 29 will see a temporary detour at Lock 20 and the next week will see a detour above Swains Lock. (more). Background information on the project can be found in this older press release.
Monday, January 15, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday. It’s also a fee-free day in all of America’s more than 400 national parks.-- National Park Foundation
The Maryland Department of Environment had a hearing on granting a permit for a natural gas pipeline to go under the C&O Canal.
The purpose of the hearing was to get input into the decision whether to grant a permit for the TransCanada Company to build a pipeline to cross the state’s non-tidal wetlands and waterways. TransCanada wants to build the pipeline to carry fracked gas from Pennsylvania,...
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