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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,Contributing Writer | November 13, 1992
Fiery speeches cut through the smoke-filled room as more than 90 sport and tournament fishermen, along with several tackle shop owners, met in Hampstead this week to angrily demand the reopening of Baltimore's reservoirs to boating.By the end of the evening, many of the fishermen had decided to join the local group that sponsored the meeting, to push government officials on reservoir policies and become what one leader called "the anglers' voice."Fishermen from Carroll, neighboring counties, and Pennsylvania, packed the Hampstead Fire Hall for the meeting Wednesday night.
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By Caitlin Francke and Frank D. Roylance and Caitlin Francke and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2002
Saying that drought has imperiled Baltimore's stored water supply, public works officials are preparing to tap the Susquehanna River next week to save water in the three reservoirs that serve 1.8 million area residents. Public Works Director George L. Winfield urged residents served by city water to conserve voluntarily to stave off harsh water-use restrictions that might be imposed in spring if there is no significant rainfall. "The more we can do now, the better off we'll be come spring," Winfield said yesterday.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun reporter | May 14, 2008
The creeks are full, the fields are soggy, and the drought that had Maryland farmers and water managers so worried late last year is finally behind us. "Certainly in Maryland, there's no drought left," said Mike Halpert, deputy director of the National Climate Prediction Center in Camp Springs. "It's hard to get 8 inches of rain and still have drought." Improved rainfall in recent months has nearly filled Baltimore's three reservoirs. Farmers in Southern Maryland, where the dry conditions lingered longest, are happy.
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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,SUN STAFF | September 18, 1999
Hurricane Floyd caused record stream flows in many Chesapeake Bay tributaries, dumped 5 billion gallons of water into Baltimore-area reservoirs and may have ended the region's lingering drought."
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By Bill Burton | March 1, 1992
Six or seven years ago, a transoceanic ship discharged freshwater ballast into one of the Great Lakes to start a series of events that have struck home in Carroll County.That is how fisheries scientistsin Ohio figure the zebra mussel hitchhiked to North America from Europe. Quickly, Lake St. Clair was infested, then Lake Erie, followed by others in the Great Lakes chain and, eventually, spreading into NewYork and the St. Lawrence River.Infestations were detected last year in the upper Susquehanna River.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1999
Maryland may be suffering through one of its worst droughts ever, but Baltimore-area residents hooked up to the city's water system have little cause to worry that their faucets will run dry anytime soon.Despite assertions by state officials that all of Maryland is gripped by a water crisis, the regional network of reservoirs and pipelines developed by Baltimore over the past century has secured enough of the precious liquid to last well into next year, even if the skies yield not another drop, its overseer says.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | May 2, 2002
Ten days of April showers gave Baltimore its first month of above-normal rainfall since August, according to the National Weather Service. But forecasters say the region still faces a serious water shortage problem. Rainfall at Baltimore-Washington International Airport totaled just more than 4 inches. That was an inch more than the April norm -- an inch now subtracted from the 12-inch deficit that had accumulated since August. The bonus rains kept farmers in business, but it has not rescued the region from drought.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 30, 2003
As the Bush administration spends hundreds of millions of dollars to repair the pipes and pumps above ground that carry Iraq's oil, it has not addressed serious problems with Iraq's underground oil reservoirs, which American and Iraqi experts say could severely limit the amount of oil those fields produce. In northern Iraq, the large but aging Kirkuk field suffers from too much water seeping into its oil deposits, the experts say, and similar problems are evident in the oil fields in southern Iraq.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2002
With water levels falling in Baltimore's drought-depleted reservoirs, the voluntary water conservation efforts the city has urged on customers since January may no longer be enough. The city's water managers say they are "seriously considering" imposing mandatory curbs on water consumption. "Voluntary conservation helped us early on. But with the continued heat and dry weather, we have not achieved the goals we were seeking," said city Public Works Director George L. Winfield, in a statement read by DPW spokesman Kurt L. Kocher.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | October 12, 2002
In almost any other year, three days of rain in October would have had Marylanders crying for relief. This time, it was the relief - a squishy, sopping gift from gloriously gray skies. The first three-day stretch of measurable rain in the Baltimore region since May has soaked the region with 1 to 3 inches of precipitation. The 1.13 inches that fell yesterday at Baltimore-Washington International Airport broke a 97-year- old record for the date. In all, the three days of rain left a total of 2.08 inches at BWI through 5 p.m. yesterday, according to the National Weather Service.
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