Floods and Flooding

Another try on Lilly Run flooding [Editorial]

Another try on Lilly Run flooding [Editorial]

The City of Havre de Grace has an ambitious plan to fix the decades-long problem with a four-year, $5 million to $6 million project to restore Lilly Run.

This won’t be the first attempt at harnessing what is typically a quiet running brook until it starts to rain, when a steady downpour or sudden thundershower can turn the stream into a raging, destructive torrent.

Whether the latest plan succeeds in being the last such effort at preventing periodic flooding remains to be seen; however, results from similar past efforts suggest there are long odds to overcome.

The new program’s first phase is in the engineering state and the proposal is being reviewed by the Maryland...