Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Governor Says Dredging Near Conowingo Dam Could Help Chesapeake Bay
DARLINGTON, Md. (WJZ) — Recent signs the Chesapeake Bay is getting healthier also comes with signs a major threat of pollution sits right behind the Conowingo Dam.
Alex DeMetrick reports, the decades-old dam turns water into electricity, but that benefit also comes with a risk.
More than water is now spilling over the lip of the dam. Behind it, decades of sediment has been piling up.
Soil washed off land in New York and Pennsylvania once blocked, is now able to spill over.
“Conowingo Dam reservoir has reached capacity and is no longer able to trap sediment,” says Governor Larry Hogan.
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