Published Apr 3, 2019 at 2:12 PM | Updated at 2:21 PM EDT on Apr 3, 2019
Organizers with the National Trust for Historic Preservation say the Tidal Basin in Southwest D.C. faces serious infrastructure and safety concerns that require long-term investment and repairs.
These preservationists say the Tidal Basin faces an uncertain future without improvements, especially because the walkways around the Tidal Basin consistently flood at high tide and make navigating the area difficult, while also threatening the roots of the cherry trees.
A crumbling sea wall. "substandard" visitor facilities around the area and perimeter safety concerns at the Jefferson Memorial all present additional challenges for the Tidal Basin's future.
Below, see photos from February 2019 of some of the areas along the reservoir that show signs of neglect.