Is the Conowingo Dam a super villain? The Maryland Public Policy Institute has reported that “nearly 19 million tons of Bay-killing sediment were released from the dam over just five days”.
Or is it a misunderstood super hero that has been selflessly protecting the Chesapeake Bay for more than 8 decades?
Bill Herb, an experienced hydrologist, local resident, and someone with a personal interest in the Chesapeake Bay, will discuss the role of the Dam and Pond in sediment delivery to the Chesapeake Bay, and the related water-quality issues. The discussion will be structured around how the Conowingo Dam and Pond work together to impact the Bay.
If you have ever wondered about the similarity between the Conowingo Pond and the digestive system of a Canada goose, you will not want to miss this discussion.
The CBG meets for breakfast every Thursday at 7:30 AM at the Holiday Inn Express in Chestertown. Our meetings start promptly at 7:30 AM, so you may want to come at 7:15 AM to get your breakfast before the meeting.
Changes are coming to Chestertown’s Washington Square Shopping Center next year. CBG will hear more about these changes at their December 18 meeting.