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Dredging Conowingo little help to bay, study finds
Dredging Conowingo little help to bay, study finds

Dredging millions of tons of sediment from the Susquehanna River upriver of the Conowingo Dam would potentially cost billions of dollars and do little to help the Chesapeake Bay compared with cleanup efforts already underway, a new federal-state study found. Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and critics of the current pollution-fighting strategies contend that removing massive amounts of sediment flowing down the river would help restore the Chesapeake more than controversial measures to levy stormwater fees, restrict septic-based development or limit farming practices. The study, to be released Thursday by state officials and the Army Corps of Engineers, concludes that the sediment washed into the...

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