250 years after Washington drained it, feds soak a swamp

In this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, photo, water flows in the Washington Ditch in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Suffolk, Va. The federal government is trying to undo the damage from two centuries of logging at the swamp. It began with a young George Washington, who formed a company that used slave labor to harvest the swamp’s cedar and cypress. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


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