Jeff Harris

Flood cresting lower, earlier

Flood cresting lower, earlier

Officials in Port Deposit said Saturday that 30 floodgates remained open at the Conowingo Dam as water steadily receded, though the town remained under its mandatory evacuation.

"It's looking a lot better than yesterday," said Mike Dixon, Cecil County spokesman. "The water is slowly receding, so it appears the worst has passed. But it will take some time for it to clear out."

As Port Deposit and Havre de Grace continued to deal with flooding and debris in the streets Friday, the Conowingo Dam's operator said a surge in water coming down the Susquehanna River, officials had anticipated opening all of the Dam's 50 floodgates; the most that were opened...