Choptank River


Helicopter Makes Hard Landing Off Dorchester Co. Shore

Police say a helicopter was forced to make a hard landing Tuesday in about four feet of water.



Watermen And Police Working Hard To Meet Thanksgiving Oyster Demand

Oysters figure prominently at Maryland Thanksgivings–a demand hundreds of watermen are working hard right now to meet.



Shellfish Harvesting Closed In Waterways

State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected.


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Maine, Maryland, Delaware Rivers Get Federal Focus

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it will focus conservation efforts on the Penobscot River watershed area in Maine and the Choptank River complex in Maryland and Delaware.


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Police ID Md. Teen Who Died After Jump Into Choptank River

Maryland Natural Resources Police are identifying a Cambridge teen who drowned after he and another teen jumped from a fishing pier into the Choptank River.


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Body Of Missing Boater Found In Choptank River

Maryland Natural Resources Police say the body of a boater who went missing on the Choptank River has been found.



Choptank Lighthouse Group Nears Funding Goal

Organizers say they have raised 90 percent of the money needed for construction of a replica of the Choptank River lighthouse, which they hope to have ready by September.


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Md. To Inspect Dover Bridge After Weekend Crash

State Highway Administration inspectors will be checking the Dover Bridge over the Choptank River after a weekend crash.


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Md. Gets $2 Million In Federal Grants For Wetlands

Maryland has received nearly $2 million in federal grants to protect and restore wetlands on the Eastern Shore.


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New Study Says Chicken Manure Runoff Too Much For Chesapeake Bay

A fight to protect the water. Environmentalists say chicken manure is ruining the Chesapeake Bay.


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Cambridge Country Club Fined For Sewage Dumping

Maryland state officials say the owners of a Cambridge country club have been fined $500,000 for releasing sewage into Choptank River wetlands for more than two years.


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Police Identify Body Found In Choptank River

Police in Maryland say the death of a Caroline County man whose body was found in the Choptank River near Denton is a homicide.