Thursday, March 10, 2011
by Alex Ruoff, Gazette
Montgomery County, Md. — Montgomery County officials say even though the torrential rainfall they expected today did not come, they are monitoring streams and rivers for flooding through Saturday.
The county's three swiftwater rescue teams — emergency responders trained to help those endangered by sudden flooding — did not respond to any calls for assistance as of 4 p.m. today, but will be kept on duty until the rain subsides, ...Read more
A boat similar to ones used as work vessels or recreational boats on the old water shipping route along the Potomac River is being built for the canal as part of a plan by park officials to re-create life on the canal from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.
The boat is described ...