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Storm breaches trash boom, sends debris down Back River

Storm breaches trash boom, sends debris down Back River

The rainstorm that flooded streets and stranded cars in sections of eastern Baltimore County on Monday night also broke a boom on the Back River that corrals trash, sending debris and junk floating down the river. "Everything you can think of comes down the river," said Sam Weaver, president of the Back River Restoration Committee, a volunteer group that works with local officials to oversee conservation efforts. The committee maintains the boom in the river near the Interstate 695 overpass. The boom — essentially a plastic curtain that hangs in the water — catches trash as it flows downstream from Herring Run, Moores Run and other tributaries. Weaver, who owns...

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