October 25, 2012
To help mark the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, tree plantings are scheduled this weekend, and also in November, in the Loch Raven and Prettyboy watersheds. Both the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy and the Prettyboy Watershed Alliance will each host plantings on Saturday, Oct. 20, and the Prettyboy group will also conduct a planting on Saturday, Nov. 10. The new trees are intended to help protect both the Loch Raven and Prettyboy reservoirs from runoff, and will also absorb pollutants that would otherwise enter the water supply. Together, the two reservoirs provide drinking water to 1.8 million people in the region every day. The Prettyboy Watershed Alliance received two grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, totaling $5,666, which will be used to plant 500 trees.
April 15, 2012
Baltimore County Police are investigating a single vehicle crash that killed two people late Saturday, April 14, in the area of Falls Road at Beckleysville Road near the northwestern edge of the county. Police said the incident occurred on April 14, at 10 p.m. Police responded to the intersection of Falls Road and Beckleysville Road, west of Prettyboy Reservoir, and found a 1994 Honda Civic at the location. Investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling southbound on Falls Road, when the driver lost control of the car, left the roadway, and rolled the vehicle.
September 29, 2011
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June 2, 2011
A father, his son and two juveniles from Dundalk were found safe in Parkton June 2 after apparently spending the night outside with their kayaks and inner tubes, said Baltimore County police spokeswoman Susan Hunt. Hunt said the four left the Dundalk area at 4 p.m. on June 1 with two kayaks and an inner tube to enjoy water sports in the Prettyboy Dam area. The man's wife called police at North Point Precinct at 6:19 a.m. June 2 to report the four never came home. Officers from Cockeysville police precinct and Department of Natural Resources personnel began a search of the area when the man called his wife on his cell phone.
June 19, 2009
After all this rain, Greg Koppenhoeffer of Ellicott City wondered whether Baltimore's reservoirs were full yet. He looked for numbers online but found none. The city hopes to post reservoir data on a new Web site sometime this summer. Call Public Works, and they'll say Loch Raven and Prettyboy are full. Liberty is rising at 98.9 percent. Combined, they're at 99.4 percent. Plenty.
September 7, 2008
D on Roberts is a fisherman. Nearly four decades ago, he was lucky enough to marry a kindred spirit. Every year Don takes Letty Roberts out fishing for her birthday. So when Aug. 12 rolled around, instead of lighting 67 candles, the couple launched their boat at their local fishing hole, Prettyboy Reservoir. Don knows a thing or two about Prettyboy. For 35 years, he fished the reservoir with Duke Nohe, the acknowledged guru who knew every hump, bump and lump where bass hang out. Nohe, who died almost four years ago, could land a bass the way Chuck Yeager landed jets.