Muddy Branch

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Muddy Branch, crossing under the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, just before emptying into the Potomac River

Muddy Branch is a tributary stream of the Potomac River in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, located about 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Washington, D.C.


The headwaters of the stream originate in Gaithersburg, and the stream flows southwest for 11.9 miles (19.2 km),[1] through Muddy Branch Park and Blockhouse Point Conservation Park, under the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal near Pennyfield Lock, to the Potomac River.


  • Decoverly Tributary
  • Lakes Tributary
  • Route 28 Tributary
  • Quince Orchard Knolls Tributary
  • Dufief Tributary
  • Potomac Grove Tributary
  • Query Mill Tributary
  • Pennyfield Lock Tributary

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 15, 2011

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Coordinates: 39°04′58″N 77°16′06″W / 39.082689°N 77.268208°W / 39.082689; -77.268208