• Coal Cargo Boat in the middle of the Canal being pulled by a mule team on the right hand side.

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

    National Historical Park DC,MD,WV

Floods

Photo of flood of January 1996 at lockhouse six

The C&O Canal has been damaged by many floods over the years.

NPS Photo

The C&O Canal parallels the Potomac River; therefore it has always been susceptible to flooding. Devastation from floods eventually put the canal out of business as a commercial operation.

Flood information

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