Pope Branch

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Pope Branch
Mouth Anacostia River
Location Washington, DC, US
Length 1 mile (1.6 km)
Basin area 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2)

Pope Branch is a tributary stream of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC. The headwaters of the stream originate near Fort Davis Drive, and the branch flows roughly northwest for about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the Anacostia, which drains to the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. The watershed area of Pope Branch is about 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2).[1]

Pope Branch is in a highly urbanized area and the stream has suffered from urban runoff (stormwater) pollution and leaking sewer pipes. The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) has begun a repair project for the sewer line, and is projected to complete in 2011.[2] Other stream restoration projects are being planned by the Pope Branch Alliance, a partnership of the DC Department of the Environment, WASA, the District Department of Parks and Recreation and the Pope Branch Citizens Alliance.[3]

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  1. ^ Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership. Bladensburg, MD. "Pope Branch: Profile." Accessed 2010-05-22.
  2. ^ District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. Washington, DC. "Pope Branch Sewer Rehabilitation - 2009." 2009-04-02.
  3. ^ Pope Branch Alliance. "Pope Branch Stream and Watershed Restoration." Accessed 2010-05-22.

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Coordinates: 38°52′43″N 76°58′18″W / 38.878723°N 76.971642°W / 38.878723; -76.971642