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  • Ellicott City workshop highlights emergency preparedness

    Ellicott City workshop highlights emergency preparedness
    The Ellicott City Historic District Partnership's Clean, Green and Safe Committee has spent a lot of time dealing with the "clean" and the "green," according to committee member Lori Lilly. 
  • Maryland faces worse climate-driven flooding, report warns

    Maryland faces worse climate-driven flooding, report warns
    Baltimore and Annapolis are likely to suffer serious coastal flooding again before this century is over, and people and property in Ocean City and on the lower Eastern Shore face even greater risks as climate change accelerates sea level rise along...

    Three years after the flood, Ellicott City residents look for answers

    Three years after the flood, Ellicott City residents look for answers
    When the rain came to Ellicott City three years ago, it descended on the town in powerful droves, unleashing nearly five inches in a little more than two hours. Clogged by debris from the banks, the historic district's aging channels reached a choke...

    Duckett Dam was operated responsibly during heavy rainstorm [Commentary]

    On Aug. 12, a downpour hit Laurel, dumping 4.47 inches of rain on the area in little over two hours. The rain flooded downtown Laurel. Much of downtown Laurel is built on a floodplain — "a nearly flat plain along the course of a stream or river that...

    Conowingo is not Chesapeake's only problem [Letter]

    Conowingo is not Chesapeake's only problem [Letter]
    Gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan is using the Conowingo dam to attack his opponent ("Rain inspires new Hogan attack on Brown," Aug 12) in a perfect example of politicians distorting facts to suit their campaigns. The 200 million tons of sediment stored...