Underwater dirt. That’s basically what the millions of tons of sediment backed up behind Conowingo Dam is.
A federal scientist says the Conowingo Dam in northeastern Maryland is not trapping as much sediment and nutrient pollution as it has in years past — possibly endangering the Chesapeake Bay.
Sediment that clogged boating channels in Havre de Grace following two major storms last fall is being put to a new use.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it’s poised to begin the second phase of a Deep Creek Lake sedimentation study.
The millions of tons of sediment washed into the Bay by Tropical Storm Lee is still settling out. That aftermath has triggered a search for a way to limit this type of problem in the future.