The City of Brunswick is taking precautions.
Later today---the Potomac River at Point of Rocks is expected to rise to over 21-feet. At 22-feet, water begins to cover the C & P Canal towpath. The National Weather Service has now extended the flood warning for the river until Thursday evening.
Brunswick City Administrator Rick Weldon said early Wednesday morning the River rose to 17-feet. "What we worry about is the Brunswick Family Campground, and the Brunswick Wastewater Treatment Plant, which are both along the towpath about 22- to 25-feet above the stage of the River," he says.
If it starts to cover the tow path, the operators of the waste water treatment plant will be moved to the water treatment plant until the water level recedes.
Weldon hopes people do not come close to the river. "People love to go down to the River when the River is flooding," he says. "It almost like the insanity of going to a building that's burning to see it burn. It's incredibly unsafe for bystnaders to go down and stand on the edge while the River is exceeding its banks."
To keep people away--Brunswick Police have placed barricades near the River.