David Ramos email hello@imaginaryterrain.com Twitter @imagineterrain


Historic streams in DC

Mapping DC’s historic hydrological landscape

I’m interested in water issues and historical land use in Washington, D.C. Working from old maps and reports, I’m making maps that show the course of long-lost streams and forgotten shorelines. I lead landscape history tours of DC, exploring underappreciated aspects of the city’s growth.

On this subject

More DC streams in 1859 Updated 28 February 2016

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Uncovering long-lost historic hydrologic features.

Anacostia River at Bladensburg, Md. 30 June 2014

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Floodgates, levees, and marshes

SE/SW Waterfront 26 September 2013

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Pictures from the SE/SW waterfront area

DC streams in 1859, plotted on a modern map 7 July 2013

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Uncovering long-lost historic hydrologic features.

Really big pipes 24 May 2013

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Preview of the Hidden Rivers and Lost Neighborhoods bike tour.

Lost Watercourses of D.C. 23 May 2013

Maps of DC's long-lost rivers.