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Protecting the Potomac -- Status Report, Spring 2007

Dear Reader, Riverwatcher, and River Enthusiast,

The Potomac River is one of the nation’s jewels. It flows through four states (Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania) and the District of Columbia, and it is a source of water for four million residents. Always moving toward the Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac provides silent testimony of the utility and grandeur of our rivers and streams.

Writing for Your Water: A Citizen's Guide to Making Comments on Pollution Permits

The Potomac River is on of the largest rivers on the Atlantic seaboard; it flows more than 380 miles through Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, the District of Columbia and into the Chesapeake Bay. The river provides habitat, drinking water, and recreational havens. However, pollution from many sources degrades water quality, threatens fish and wildlife, and poses risks to human health. Fortunately, you can make a difference by submitting public comments on water pollution discharge permits. Comments enable you to voice your concerns and advocate for improved water quality.

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