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Since 2001, property owners have submitted dozens of development proposals near the Tiber and Hudson streams, which overflowed into Main Street during last month’s fatal flash flood. Most of those proposals have been approved. Nearly one-third of the Tiber-Hudson sub-watershed that feeds into historic Ellicott City is now covered by roads, rooftops, sidewalks and other hard surfaces that don’t absorb water.

SOURCE: Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning

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