Posts Tagged “Georgetown Waterfront”
Apr 19 2011
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Apr 18 2011
Update: Thompson Boat Center will not be open for crew practice tomorrow, but they will be offering bike rentals and other services not on the water. The Boat Center is not affiliated with Washington Harbour.
River swelling from high tides and heavy rainfall have flooded the Georgetown Harbor complex.
Water from the river has flooded several ground level restaurants along with an underground parking garage, necessitating the evacuation of several hundred people from the Waterfront area.
According to the Georgetown Patch, flood walls that are typically put in place to protect the harbor from flooding were absent during last night’s swell. Currently, crews are erecting flood walls around the harbor complex, although it is unknown at this point why the walls were not set up prior to the flooding.
h/t and photo: TBD
Apr 06 2010
Heavy rainfall in March that burst the C & O Canal and contributed to major flooding of the Georgetown Waterfront caused damage that will cost about $2.8 million to repair, WTOP is reporting. The estimate comes from the National Park Service, which did not report where funding for repairs would come from.
Flooding began in mid-March, where locks in the Canal began to fail under pressure from heavy rainfall. The Potomac River rose 3-4 feet in most places during the storms, and 5-10 feet along the Georgetown Waterfront. Old Town Alexandria and sections of the Mount Vernon Bike Trail went underwater, too.
The damage includes a broken lock about a mile upstream of D.C. and the huge amount of mud, silt, and debris that the flooding deposited along the banks of the Potomac.
Via We Love DC
Photo from Flickr user bronpau used under a Creative Commons license
Apr 05 2010
Fans going to the Nats stadium this summer to watch their home team trounce the Washington Nationals are in for a treat: soon, they may be able to get to the park on a water taxi run by American River Taxi, JD Land reports.
Anne Tabligan, a representative from American River Taxi, said that ART hopes to have a new taxi line up and running by mid-June connecting Georgetown, the Gangplank Marina near the Mall, and the marina at Nationals Park. Ticket prices aren’t set in stone, but they will probably cost $8, she said—which Vox thinks is a fair increase over the price of a Metro trip, since it comes with a lackadaisical trip down the Potomac.
Only two boats will service the route at first. A map on ART’s website shows they intend to expand their service to Poplar Point and Reagan National Airport.
Georgetown Metropolitan did some nautical math and estimated that water taxi might actually be a faster way to get to a Nats game than public transportation. The total trip, he wrote, will probably only take about fifteen minutes if the line goes straight from Nats Park to Georgetown.
Photo by Flickr user Oblivious Dude used under a Creative Commons license
Jul 14 2009
A member of the Real World D.C. cast was just hired at Tony & Joe’s, a seafood joint on the Georgetown waterfront, according to the We Love D.C. blog. The post was pretty bare-bones, but did speculate about “lame reality service industry drama” accompanied by “some horrible Matchbox 20 song.”
Naturally, the Anti-Real World D.C. blog jumped on the news, celebrating the possibility that the cast members might be spending their time away from their home-base in Dupont Circle :
The show has only been filming in D.C. for a little more than a week, but there have already been sightings of the cast at Rhino’s and Urban Outfitters.