Archive: November, 2014
  • Raystown Lake honored as Corps project of the year

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District Raystown Lake project was named the 2014 Natural Resources Management project of the year and presented the award by Brig. Gen. Kent Savre, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division.
  • New report released for public comment analyzes sediment and pollution flow impacts to Chesapeake Bay from watershed, Conowingo Dam – names watershed-wide reduction strategies as key

    The Lower Susquehanna River Watershed Assessment (LSRWA) draft report released for public comment, Nov. 13, 2014, indicates that the reservoir behind the Conowingo Dam is trapping smaller amounts of sediment and has essentially reached its limit to trap in the long term. However, a large majority of the pollution to the Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna River comes from runoff from pollution sources from the upstream drainage area or watershed, as opposed to the sediment and associated nutrients collected behind the dam. Public comment period is open until Jan. 9, 2015. A public meeting will be held Dec. 9, 2014, at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Md.