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.