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The Anacostia River has been known as a polluted and unappealing eight-mile waterway. But lately, the river’s image is changing with new structures nearby like the Washington Nationals baseball stadium, offices, and luxury condos.

In the days of Captain John Smith, the Anacostia river included 2,500 acres of tidal wetlands, compared to only 120 acres today.  People often find garbage in the river, which contributes to the negative image. Plus, DC Water and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) continue to spill raw sewage in the river, especially during heavy rain. But now, there are remediation measures in place to stop the leaks and clean the water. 

It’s still not safe to fish or swim in the river, but Anacostia Trails Heritage Area…

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Capitol Riverfront development will continue since the DC Council recently approved funding to move DC Water facilities out of their current location at 1st and O Streets in Southeast DC. Mayor Vincent Gray proposed $9 million for the project, while the Economic Development Committee of the DC Council recommended $1 million. But the final vote allocates $6 million to DC Water relocation in 2014.

After DC Water moves out of its prime location near the Capitol Riverfront, Forest City Washington will redevelop the property as part of The Yards. Forest City Washington has had their eye on the DC Water site since they started negotiations for the land in 2006. The plan for those 4 acres is to expand The Yards with 400 residential units and retail.


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