Conowingo Dam Archive

Bay Journal: Maryland orders Exelon to shoulder Conowingo pollution reductions

After years of study and haggling over how to deal with the impact of Conowingo Dam on the Chesapeake Bay, the Hogan administration has ordered the hydropower facility’s operator to reduce nutrient pollution passing through the dam on its way down the Susquehanna River — or pay up to ...Read More

Hogan administration issues comprehensive environmental plan for Conowingo Dam, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Hogan administration issues comprehensive environmental plan for Conowingo Dam, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay Newly issued Water Quality Certification for dam will drive major restoration and pollution prevention efforts upstream and downstream to benefit the river and Bay BALTIMORE, MD (April 27, 2018) ...Read More

Department of the Environment Issues Draft Water Quality Report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Department of the Environment Issues Draft Water Quality Report Report notes statewide water quality challenges and opportunities, need for action on Conowingo Dam; draft open for comment, public meeting set BALTIMORE, MD (February 26, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has ...Read More

Department of the Environment extends public comment period on Water Quality Certification application for proposed Conowingo Dam relicensing

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Department of the Environment extends public comment period on Water Quality Certification application for proposed Conowingo Dam relicensing Applicant Exelon must show project will comply with state water quality standards and requirements; public hearing to follow public comment period BALTIMORE (Aug. 8, 2017) ...Read More

WBAL: Reports: ​Piles of Sediment Trapped Behind Conowingo Dam Reach Capacity

CONOWINGO, Md. — Mounting scientific reports reveal piles of pollution trapped behind the Conowingo Dam have reached capacity. In a few weeks, Gov. Larry Hogan will convene a summit to examine one of the biggest environmental issues facing Maryland… Read the entire article.

Cecil Whig: Hogan opens door to Conowingo Dam dredging

PORT DEPOSIT — Gov. Larry Hogan chose a cliff overlooking the Conowingo Dam to announce his administration’s sharpened focus on finding out more about the role Susquehanna River sediment plays in the pollution of the Chesapeake Bay… Read the entire article.

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: Thoughts from Sec. Grumbles

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT The environment was a big winner in the recently concluded 2016 General Assembly session. A proposal to establish more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction requirements – with a net economic benefit to Maryland – gained strong bipartisan support and was among ...Read More

Bay Journal: Susquehanna lands back on “most endangered rivers” list

Federal legislation would limit Maryland’s ability to demand environmental upgrades at Conowingo dam The Conowingo dam has put the Susquehanna River back on American Rivers’ list of the most endangered rivers in the United States. Read the entire article.

Water Quality Certification application for proposed Conowingo Dam relicensing withdrawn, January 7 Water Quality Certification public hearing canceled, Exelon agrees to fund additional study

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Water Quality Certification application for proposed Conowingo Dam relicensing withdrawn, January 7 Water Quality Certification public hearing canceled, Exelon agrees to fund additional study Exelon agrees to provide up to $3.5 million for additional study of effects of Conowingo Dam on Chesapeake ...Read More
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