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