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Potomac’s Rising Waters Concern Crabhouse

(Photo: Dave Wright)

DUMFRIES, Va. — The water is rising on the Potomac River and Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant and Crabhouse’s dock is disappearing tonight.

The river is expected to reach high tide at 8:27 p.m. but already water is pouring over the restaurant’s dock and boat slips. The dock is used by boaters who frequent the restaurant on the Cherry Hill Peninsula near Dumfries.

Dave Wright of Tims Rivershore said the winds are worrisome when it comes to rising water.

“We have a south wind that keeps the water from receding back into the river,” said Wright.

After Superstorm Sandy blew across the region, forecasters said the storm would take a turn to the north and bring winds from the south that blow against the normal flow of water on the Potomac River and other streams.

The high water comes as a coastal flood warning remains in effect for the region through 8 a.m. Wednesday. Water levels are expected to rise two to three feet above normal, according to the National Weather Service.

While Superstorm Sandy’s effects on the region have been less than anticipated, the weather service has warned of flooding from rivers and streams for the rest of the week due to major rainfall from the storm.


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