Clean up Conowingo Dam

Clean up Conowingo Dam

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Sean Parkes started this petition to Governor Larry Hogan and

The Conowingo Dam is located in Maryland. The river water impounded by the dam forms the 14 mile long Conowingo Reservoir, known locally as Conowingo Lake. The reservoir is used as a drinking water supply for Baltimore and the Chester Water Authority; as cooling water for the Peach Bottom Nuclear Generating Station; and for recreational boating and fishing (like the dam itself, the launching ramps are adjacent to the Peach Bottom plant and subject to strict security measures). 

Some of these words are from the Conowingo Dam website and Wikipedia and some of what is mentioned is sadly a farce. 

What do we want changed? The cleaning of the massive amount of debris that rests against the dam walls. The water filters down from Pennsylvania and other states and along with it, comes a lot of debris. Of course we want to cut down on garbage coming in from other states, but we really want to clean up the garbage that exists right in front of us.

Articles have been written, Elected officials have visited the site and tv spots have been broadcasted saying “we are working on this problem.”  We haven’t seen any changes thus far though...

The boat launches that surround the debris area are said to be kept to strict security measures, yet not many can even use the launches due to the amount of garbage that clogs up the launch ramp and entry into the parking lots. Most boats have to paddle out of the entry reservoirs and cannot use their motors because the propellers will strike the debris and could potentially damage the motors completely. 

We want our elected officials to step up and address this issue, the problems it’s causing for the environment and come up with a plan that will have a positive result with some haste. 

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