Monocacy River

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Residents Differ On What’s Best For Md. Monument

A spherical decanter made of stone was the first thing Frederick visitors saw more than 200 years ago as they drove their horses and buggies across the Jug Bridge and over the Monocacy River. Now, more than 70 years after the bridge’s collapse, and after a few moves from its original location, the jug-shaped monument sits in a small city park on Maryland 144 near Interstate 70 and off the beaten path.


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DNR Police Caution Boaters To Be Cautious

The Maryland Natural Resources Police are urging boaters and anglers to be cautious on Maryland waterways this holiday weekend.


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Maryland Produces Monocacy River Water Trail Map

Canoe and kayak enthusiasts can learn more about the scenic Monocacy River in Frederick County by picking up a copy of Maryland’s latest water trail map.


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Contest To Name Monocacy Tributaries Nears End

A contest to give names to six tributaries of the Monocacy River has drawn more than two dozen entries.


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Frederick Rescuers Save 2 Men, 1 Officer In Water

Frederick County authorities have made two water rescues due to flooding from the Monocacy River.


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275,000 Gallons Of Waste Spill In Ballenger Creek, Monocacy River

Frederick County officials are trying to determine why a sewage treatment plant malfunction went unnoticed for 90 minutes.



Heat Stifles Md. Civil War Encampment

The National Park Service says it’s too hot for a Civil War anniversary event at the Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick.


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Fort Detrick Says Wastewater Phosphorus Now Normal

The Army is investigating a spike in phosphorus levels in treated wastewater from Fort Detrick in Frederick.


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Frederick Says Water Restored After Sewage Spill

Frederick City officials say water quality has improved in Carroll Creek and the Monocacy River after 3.5 million gallons of raw sewage spilled from a waste water treatment plant last week.



Power Outage Causes Frederick Sewage Spill

Frederick City officials say 3.5 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Carroll Creek after a wastewater treatment plant lost power for about nine hours.


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Roads Reopen After Sewage Spill In Frederick

Frederick County officials say roads have reopened following a raw sewage spill at the city’s waste water treatment plant.


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Moderate Flooding Along Monocacy River

High water is closing some roads and causing moderate flooding along the Monocacy River in Frederick County.