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Windy Run
WINDY RUN is a small stream in Arlington County , Virginia
Virginia
. From its source near Lorcom Lane, Windy Run
Windy Run
flows on a northeastern course and empties into the Potomac River
Potomac River
within the Federal parklands of the George Washington Memorial Parkway . Windy Run
Windy Run
is surrounded predominantly by forests. It is known by many of the Arlington locals as simply "The Falls"
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Sligo Creek
SLIGO CREEK is a free-flowing tributary of the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River in Maryland . (The Anacostia, in turn, feeds into the Potomac River and eventually empties into the Atlantic Ocean via Chesapeake Bay .) The creek is approximately 9.1 miles (14.6 km) long, with a drainage area of about 11.6 square miles (30 km2). It also inspired Katherine Paterson to write the Newbery Medal award-winning book Bridge to Terabithia . CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 History * 3 See also * 4 External links * 5 References GEOGRAPHYThe creek rises in the Kemp Mill section of Silver Spring in Montgomery County and joins with Northwest Branch near the city of Hyattsville in Prince George\'s County . The lower portion of the creek has been channelized . Elevations in the subwatershed range from 450 feet (137 m) above sea level to 35 feet (11 m) at the confluence with Northwest Branch; the average gradient for the course of the creek is 0.72%
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Northwest Branch Anacostia River
NORTHWEST BRANCH ANACOSTIA RIVER is a 21.5-mile-long (34.6 km) free-flowing stream in Montgomery County and Prince George\'s County , Maryland . It is a tributary of the Anacostia River , which flows to the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay . CONTENTS * 1 Course * 2 Watershed * 3 Geology * 4 Tributaries * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links COURSEThe headwaters of the Northwest Branch are located near the community of Sandy Spring . The stream flows southward for 21.5 miles (34.6 km) to its confluence with the Northeast Branch near Bladensburg to form the main stem of the Anacostia. WATERSHEDThe watershed in Montgomery County includes portions of the communities of Norwood, Bel Pre Manor, Colesville , Layhill, Glenmont , Wheaton , Hillandale , White Oak , Silver Spring , Kemp Mill , Four Corners and Takoma Park
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Northeast Branch Anacostia River
NORTHEAST BRANCH ANACOSTIA RIVER is a 3.2-mile-long (5.1 km) free-flowing stream in Prince George\'s County , Maryland . It is a tributary of the Anacostia River , which flows to the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay . CONTENTS * 1 Course * 2 Watershed * 3 Geology * 4 Tributaries * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links COURSEThe headwaters of the Northeast Branch are at the confluence of Indian Creek and Paint Branch , located on the eastern edge of the community of College Park . The stream flows southward for about 3 miles (5 km) to its confluence with the Northwest Branch near Bladensburg to form the mainstem of the Anacostia. WATERSHEDThe Northeast Branch watershed in Prince George's County includes portions of the communities of Beltsville , Greenbelt , College Park, New Carrollton , Riverdale Park , Hyattsville , Berwyn Heights and Edmonston
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Paint Branch
PAINT BRANCH is a 14.0-mile-long (22.5 km) stream that flows through Montgomery County and Prince George\'s County , Maryland . It is a tributary of the Northeast Branch , which flows to the Anacostia River , Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay . The headwaters of Paint Branch are located near Spencerville (about 11.5 miles (18.5 km) north of Washington, D.C. ) and the stream flows south for 14 miles (23 km) to its confluence with the Northeast Branch. The watershed area is 20.8 square miles (54 km2) and includes portions of the communities of Spencerville, Cloverly , Fairland , Colesville , White Oak and College Park
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Four Mile Run
FOUR MILE RUN is a 9.4-mile-long (15.1 km) stream in Northern Virginia that starts near Interstate 66 , at Gordon Avenue in Fairfax County and proceeds southeast through Falls Church to Arlington County in the U.S. state of Virginia . Most of the stretch is parkland and is paralleled by two paved non-motorized transport and recreational trails, the Washington "> Carlin Springs Historical Marker During the colonial period and the 19th century, several watermills existed in and near the fall line of the stream. Although none of these mills remain intact, the foundation of one is still in place (Arlington Mill constructed in 1836; later rebuilt as Barcroft Mill in 1880 after being destroyed by Union Army troops during the Civil War ). The mill provided locals with flour ground from corn and wheat that was grown locally and shipped up the stream on flatboats
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Hickey Run
HICKEY RUN is a tributary stream of the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. . CONTENTS * 1 Course * 2 Water pollution * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links COURSEThe historic headwaters of the stream originate in the Langdon area in Northeast Washington (in the southwest corner of the Langdon Park Community/Recreation Center), however at present this portion of the stream and its tributaries are enclosed in underground pipes and culverts . The daylight portion of the stream can be seen south of New York Avenue , in the National Arboretum , and the stream continues southeast about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the Anacostia, which drains to the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay . The watershed area of Hickey Run is about 2.08 mi² (5.4 km²). In the 19th century, before urbanization , the stream network consisted of the Hickey Run main stem and 15 tributaries, totaling over 5 miles (8.0 km)
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Watts Branch (Anacostia River)
WATTS BRANCH is a tributary stream of the Anacostia River in Prince George\'s County , Maryland , and Washington, D.C. CONTENTS * 1 Course * 2 Water quality * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links COURSEThe headwaters of the stream originate in the Capitol Heights area of Prince George's County, and the branch flows roughly northwest for 4.9 miles (7.9 km) to the Anacostia, which drains to the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay . The watershed area of Watts Branch is about 6,000 acres (24 km2) in Prince George's County and 5,500 acres (22 km2) in Washington. WATER QUALITYWatts Branch is in a highly urbanized area, and its water quality has been rated as poor by government agencies. The stream has been polluted by urban runoff (stormwater ), dumped trash and leaking sewer pipes. Much of the stream is in concrete channels or culverts . A variety of stream cleanup and restoration projects have been initiated by D.C
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Tiber Creek
TIBER CREEK or TYBER CREEK is a tributary of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. In the 19th century it was modified to become part of the Washington City Canal , and subsequently was enclosed in a tunnel. NAMING AND COURSEOriginally called 'Goose Creek', it was renamed by settler Francis Pope. Pope owned a 400-acre (1.6 km2) farmstead along the banks of the creek which, in a play on his surname, he named "Rome" after the Italian city , and he renamed the creek in honor of the river which flows through that city. It was southeast of then Georgetown , Maryland , amid lands that were selected for the City of Washington, the new capital of the United States . It flowed south toward the base of Capitol Hill , then west meeting the Potomac near Jefferson Pier . HISTORYUsing the original Tiber Creek for commercial purposes was part of Pierre (Peter) Charles L\'Enfant\'s 1791 "Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of the United States . . ."
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Washington Channel
The WASHINGTON CHANNEL is a channel that parallels the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. It is located between the Southwest Waterfront on the east side and East Potomac Park on the west side. The channel is two miles long, receives outflow from the Tidal Basin at its north end, and empties into the Anacostia River at Hains Point at its south end. The channel's depth ranges from 8.8 feet (2.7 m) to 23 feet (7.0 m). The Washington Channel's east bank is lined with restaurants, inns, and marinas including Washington Marina, Gangplank Marina (the only liveaboard marina in the District of Columbia), and Capital Yacht Club. The Maine Avenue Fish Market is situated at the north end of the channel, south of the 14th Street Bridge complex . The Women\'s Titanic Memorial , Fort Lesley J. McNair , the National Defense University , and James Creek Marina are located near the south end of the channel
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Anacostia River
The ANACOSTIA RIVER /ænəˈkɒstiə/ is a river in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States
United States
. It flows from Prince George\'s County in Maryland
Maryland
into Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
, where it joins with the Washington Channel to empty into the Potomac River
Potomac River
at Buzzard Point . It is approximately 8.7 miles (14.0 km) long. The name "Anacostia" derives from the area's early history as Nacotchtank , a settlement of Necostan or Anacostan Native Americans on the banks of the Anacostia River
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Pope Branch
POPE BRANCH is a tributary stream of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC . The headwaters of the stream originate near Fort Davis Drive, and the branch flows roughly northwest for about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the Anacostia, which drains to the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay . The watershed area of Pope Branch is about 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2). CONTENTS * 1 Water quality issues * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links WATER QUALITY ISSUESPope Branch is in a highly urbanized area and the stream has been polluted by urban runoff (stormwater ) and leaking sewer pipes. The District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment has conducted stream restoration projects in Pope Branch Park. Regenerative stormwater conveyances were installed to capture runoff from adjacent streets. The restoration work is designed to reduce erosion and pollutant discharges to the stream
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Oxon Creek
OXON CREEK is a cove on the Potomac River
Potomac River
which straddles the border between Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
and Prince George\'s County , Maryland
Maryland
just north of Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) at Woodrow Wilson Bridge . The tributary stream is Oxon Run. Oxon Creek
Oxon Creek
is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) in length and empties into the Potomac at Goose Island (a sand bar often under water) across from the city of Alexandria , Virginia
Virginia
. To the north is the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant and to the south the Oxon Cove Park . The Anacostia Freeway crosses it on a bridge. To the east is Oxon Hill Manor . The unusual spelling is either historical or a reference to Oxfordshire, England
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Hunting Creek
HUNTING CREEK is a cove and tributary stream of the Potomac River between the City of Alexandria and Fairfax County in Virginia
Virginia
. It is formed by the confluence of Cameron Run and Hooff Run . The community of Huntington takes its name from the creek. Jones Point forms the north side. Dyke Marsh is just to the south. The George Washington Memorial Parkway crosses it on a bridge. The creek is sometimes referred to as GREAT HUNTING CREEK, to distinguish it from Little Hunting Creek
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Pomonkey Creek
POMONKEY CREEK is a 1.8-mile-long (2.9 km) tidal tributary of the Potomac River , near Bryans Road, Maryland . It is named for the Pamunkey tribe of Native Americans that lived in the area. SEE ALSO * Pomonkey, Maryland REFERENCES * ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data
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Pohick Creek
POHICK CREEK is a 14.0-mile-long (22.5 km) tributary stream of the Potomac River in Fairfax County in the U.S. state of Virginia . It takes its name from the Pohick Native American tribe once prevalent in the area. Pohick Creek forms in the vicinity of Burke and flows southeast past the western edge of Fort Belvoir to empty into the tidal Pohick Bay , which itself empties, along with Accotink Bay , into Gunston Cove , an embayment of the tidal Potomac River. Pohick Creek is a popular stream for whitewater kayaking , rafting, and paddling, providing Class II and III rapids along a 5.5-mile (8.9 km) stretch between Hooes Road (Virginia Secondary Route 636) and the Richmond Highway (U.S. Route 1 ) at Lorton . Converted Liberty ship Sturgis with MH-1A nuclear power reactor, in Gunston Cove, 1967. Several tributaries of the Pohick Creek are impounded by dams constructed under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act to prevent soil erosion and flooding
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