North Branch of Potomac: Story of Recovery

September 25, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Nice to hear of a river returning to fishability after many years of abuse. “The banks are completely undeveloped and we saw just two other anglers all day. It’s also the slipperiest river I’ve ever tried to wade, a side effect of all the lime dosing, which supports some greasy growth on the rock. And finally, the Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the dam, allows just enough water through to float a raft in the deep pools, but not quite enough to make it through the rapids.” Angus Phillips in the Washington Post.