Portions of the video above are courtesy of the Susquehanna River Fishing Club.
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A massive amount of debris has been washing down the Susquehanna River, powered by rain and snow melt from as far away from New York and Pennsylvania.
Everything from trees to tires to old propane tanks washed up at a marina in Perryville over the weekend.
It seemed to hit all at once at about 10:30 Sunday morning, according to Kenny Addair, a member of the Susquehanna River Fishing Club.
“The vegetation is not so upsetting, but a lot of garbage is inside that vegetation,” he said. “There’s tires and bottles and balls and buckets. A little bit of everything and that’s very depressing to see.”
The debris are coming from behind the Conowingo Dam. Some spill gates have been opened to relieve rising water in the Susquehanna, and the debris is coming with it.
What doesn’t get snagged along the way continues moving downstream.
“What is sad is it’s going to go down the Bay,” Addair said.