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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Reports: ​Piles of sediment trapped behind Conowingo Dam reach capacity

CONOWINGO, Md. —Mounting scientific reports reveal piles of pollution trapped behind the Conowingo Dam have reached capacity.

In a few weeks, Gov. Larry Hogan will convene a summit to examine one of the biggest environmental issues facing Maryland.

When the Conowingo Dam was built in 1928, it was one of the largest suppliers of hydroelectricity in the country, second only to Niagara Falls. It has been ahead of its time, supplying eco-friendly energy.

Ninety years later, the dam is holding back an ecological disaster.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

yea yea yea, its not like we haven't heard this before. every couple of years. google it.

Anonymous said...

this has been a 'topic of discussion' for FAR TOO Many Years. Blank or get off the pot now...this Dam is a major contributor of pollution...

Anonymous said...

How much of what contamination came from where? There's five miles of Maryland on the river, then it's in Pennsylvania.

Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...

this has been a 'topic of discussion' for FAR TOO Many Years. Blank or get off the pot now...this Dam is a major contributor of pollution...

July 26, 2017 at 12:13 PM"


The dam is NOT the polluter. The sediment comes from up north and the dam traps it. The dam operator has an agreement to clean out the trapped sediment. Everyone down here is under the impression it's the dam when the fact is just like here up there it's too much manure on too little area that is seeping into the waterways.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't my $60 fee on my real estate bill pay for this??? If not, then what??

Anonymous said...

I trust that Governor Hogan will push for a plan for this cleanup.

Anonymous said...

I say we build a dam right on the Pennsylvania state line. Let it become their problem. After all most of that sediment came form PA.

Anonymous said...

Um, 4:19, I'm pretty sure it's ON the State line and THAT"S the problem.

PLEASE get an education!