Intensifying Downpours Threatening America's Biggest EstuaryWhen the Conowingo Dam opened to fanfare nearly a century ago, the massive wall of concrete and steel began its job harnessing water power in northern Maryland.
81 Northern Snakeheads Caught In Conowingo Dam Fish Lift In Spring 201981 northern snakehead fish were caught in the Conowingo Dam's fish lift this spring, a dramatic increase after only one snakehead was found there the past two years.
Chesapeake Bay's Health At Risk After Trump Issues Executive Order Relaxing Clean Water RulesBefore the Susquehanna River enters the Chesapeake Bay, the Conowingo Dam churns electric power from it. It's the kind of energy that falls under federal regulations.
Hogan Announces Winning Bidder On Conowingo Dam Dredging PlanGov. Larry Hogan's administration says it expects a pilot program to test removing dredge materials from the Conowingo Dam to be "substantially complete" this year.
Dam On Susquehanna Opens Floodgates Amid Record RainfallThe Susquehanna has been brimming from record November rainfall. Record rains in Maryland have caused the dam to open its floodgates multiple times this year.
Court Dismisses Exelon Challenge On Water Quality PlanA Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has dismissed a challenge by Exelon to the water quality certification issued by a Maryland agency in the proposed re-licensing of the Conowingo Dam.
Fishermen Worry Heavy Rains Could Affect Conowingo Dam Yet AgainLast month, Annapolis found itself choked with debris, following record rains in July. Fishermen worry that could be a problem again after Florence storms.
Officials Open 12 Spill Gates In Conowingo DamOfficials have opened spill gates in the Conowingo Dam Wednesday to help prevent flooding along the banks of the Susquehanna River.
Sandy Point Park Swimming Banned Indefinitely, Cleanup Continues
Officials Monitoring Susquehanna, Will Open Conowingo Dam Gates As Needed
Susquehanna River Crests Early; Area Still Has Flood ConcernsThe Susquehanna River crested two hours earlier than anticipated late Thursday night. The river has dropped approximately two feet since it's peak.
More Gates Opened On Conowingo Dam, Port Deposit Issues Voluntary EvacuationNearly two dozen cresting gates have been opened on the Conowingo Dam, and officials said more will be opened Thursday night to help relieve pressure from the swollen Susquehanna River.
Conowingo Dam Spill Gates Opened Leading To Worry About Contaminating Chesapeake BayThe amount of rain Maryland has seen this week means a lot of swollen rivers due to runoff.
Md. Weighing Options For Conowingo Dam To Prevent Mass Release Of SedimentFor almost 90 years, Conowingo Dam has provided hydroelectricity and held back much of the dirt that washed off the land into the Susquehanna River.
Maryland Dam Needs To Reduce Environmental ImpactChanges need to be made at a Maryland hydroelectric dam before its federal license can be renewed, state environmental regulators say.