Marine survey confirms Neabsco Creek water level is too low – The Washington Post

The water levels of Neabsco Creek in the Woodbridge area of Northern Virginia are too low, a marine survey confirmed last week, supporting an earlier decision by the U.S. Coast Guard to warn away boaters with “danger” signs at the waterway’s entrance. Neabsco Creek, a federal navigation channel, is authorized to a depth of five feet, but …

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Neabsco Creek Channel Closure

The Neabsco Creek Channel is home to a dozen locally-owned businesses, 800 boat owners and 50 jobs, and contributes over $100,000 in property taxes to Prince William County annually. The channel is also home to the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department rescue vessel. So when the US Coast Guard replaced navigational aids with “Danger” signs due … Read More →

Army Corps of Engineers backs up Coast Guard, Neabsco too shallow for navigational aids – LocalDVM

If you’ve been out on Neabsco Creek recently, you may notice “danger shoaling” signs have taken the place of channel markers. In March, the U.S. Coast guard put them there, instead of navigational buoys, determining the creek had silted in to a level that was unsafe. “If you’re driving down the highway, you expect the …

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Water Taxis Christened at The Wharf

Supervisor Frank Principi was among the regional leaders on hand to celebrate the christening of four water taxis entering service on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers; considered a precursor to Fast Ferry commuter service that would offer area residents a scenic alternative to sitting on the region’s congested roadways. (Read about ongoing efforts to bring …

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Environmental Research and Education Complex Opens in New Woodbridge

Located in New Woodbridge, Potomac Science Center, an environmental research and education complex, is now officially open, and research is already being done inside the 50,000-square-foot building on the Occoquan River at Belmont Bay. The waterfront center, George Mason University’s newest facility, is home to the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, or PEREC, which …

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