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Lower Potomac Direct Watershed

Image of Lower Potomac DirectThe Lower Potomac Direct watershed is located in the southwestern portion of Montgomery County. The watershed has a drainage area of approximately 61 square miles, and includes the subwatersheds of: 

The Lower Potomac Direct is a highly urbanized watershed with a rich history dating back to the Civil War era. There are also many other smaller streams in this area that flow directly into the Potomac River such as the Minnehaha in the southern part of the county.


► Muddy Branch and Watts Branch Implementation Plan (Muddy Branch and Watts Branch) (PDF, 1.55MB)

► Lower Potomac Direct Pre-Assessment (PDF, 2.49MB)



Map of the County with the Lower Potomac Direct highlighted.