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September 20, 1992
How fragile is Lake Roland Dam? At a state hearing earlier this year, Maryland's chief official for dam safety called the 131-year-old earthen structure in central Baltimore County "a major disaster waiting to happen."The official, Brad Iarossi, added, "We were lucky the dam did not fail" in the wake of two tropical storms, Agnes in 1972 and David in 1979. A 1984 study described a once-in-10,000-years storm that would smash the structure with a 9 1/2 -foot-high wall of water. An eight-foot-high wave would then rush down the Jones Falls for six miles; downtown Baltimore would be under four feet of water.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2011
Several hundred people got a new perspective on the Loch Raven Reservoir Sunday, watching the Gunpowder River pour over the spillway as they stood on the dam itself, just a few yards from the water. It was the Baltimore Department of Public Works' third Loch Raven Day, one day a year when the public is invited into an otherwise off-limits area for the unusual view. "It's awesome," said Dave Wilmot, a fire safety engineer from Lutherville, expressing a sentiment heard often during the unexpectedly sunny afternoon that drew families outdoors.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff writer | January 26, 1992
If it seems that someone's pulled the plug on Lake Elkhorn, if the water level seems unbelievably low -- well, it is.Since last month, the shoreline of the 37-acre lake has been receding, leveling off almost 2 feet, baring mud banks and rocks, and prompting concern and phone calls among area residents.Blame it on the Columbia Association, which has lowered the waterlevel 18 inches to repair cracks in the concrete spillway that facesBroken Land Parkway.The spillway -- or the waterfall -- sufferedmuch damage last summer because of the drought, according to Chick Rhodelhamel, CA's environmentalist.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,sun reporter | September 21, 2005
Here's some weather trivia: On Maryland's rainiest day, Aug. 23, 1933, nearly 8 inches fell. Now, after $29 million worth of bulking up, the Loch Raven Dam in Baltimore County is designed to withstand three days of that kind of rainfall, and more. "I guess you could put this under the better-safe-than-sorry category," said Robert H. Murrow, spokesman for the Baltimore Department of Public Works. "The lesson for us all in the last few weeks is sometimes even the unimaginable becomes real."
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By Betsy Diehl and Betsy Diehl,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 2, 2001
Suddenly, Columbia's Lake Elkhorn has sprouted beaches, the dam's concrete spillway is dry and the smell is, well, downright fishy. It would seem to be low tide at the beach, except the land-locked, man-made lake is not subject to the whims of the moon's gravitational pull. Instead, the lake is undergoing a drawdown -- or partial emptying -- to allow $525,000 worth of repairs to be made to its dock, boat ramps and dam, said Charles "Chick" Rhodehamel, Columbia Association vice president and division director for open space management.
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By Betsy Diehl and Betsy Diehl,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 2, 2001
Suddenly, Columbia's Lake Elkhorn has sprouted beaches, the dam's concrete spillway is dry and the smell is, well, downright fishy. It would seem to be low tide at the beach, except the land-locked, man-made lake is not subject to the whims of the moon's gravitational pull. Instead, the lake is undergoing a drawdown - or partial emptying - to allow $525,000 worth of repairs to be made to its dock, boat ramps and dam, said Charles "Chick" Rhodehamel, Columbia Association vice president and division director for open-space management.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,sun reporter | September 21, 2005
Here's some weather trivia: On Maryland's rainiest day, Aug. 23, 1933, nearly 8 inches fell. Now, after $29 million worth of bulking up, the Loch Raven Dam in Baltimore County is designed to withstand three days of that kind of rainfall, and more. "I guess you could put this under the better-safe-than-sorry category," said Robert H. Murrow, spokesman for the Baltimore Department of Public Works. "The lesson for us all in the last few weeks is sometimes even the unimaginable becomes real."
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 30, 1996
KINGS CONTRIVANCE Village Manager Anne Dodd, the village board of directors and residents of all neighborhoods bid Hans Meeder a fond farewell.Meeder has served on the village board for two years, working for village improvements, especially security for neighborhood centers.Residents are invited to apply for his position. An applicant must be at least 18 years old and reside in a Kings Contrivance property that is in compliance with village covenants. Thursday is the deadline for applications.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2011
Several hundred people got a new perspective on the Loch Raven Reservoir Sunday, watching the Gunpowder River pour over the spillway as they stood on the dam itself, just a few yards from the water. It was the Baltimore Department of Public Works' third Loch Raven Day, one day a year when the public is invited into an otherwise off-limits area for the unusual view. "It's awesome," said Dave Wilmot, a fire safety engineer from Lutherville, expressing a sentiment heard often during the unexpectedly sunny afternoon that drew families outdoors.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
Howard County's Watershed Protection and Restoration Program is launching a project to repair a stormwater pond on Old Mill Road in the vicinity of Millwick Drive in Ellicott City. The project will include replacement of the pond's metal principal spillway with a new concrete spillway. Last year, the County Council approved a Watershed Protection and Restoration Plan that is expected to collect $9.5 million annually for improvement projects. The money will be used for stream restorations, pond retrofits, bioretention areas, asphalt reduction and other projects to meet a federally required target of making sure that 20 percent of the county's untreated impervious surface is being treated by 2019.
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By Betsy Diehl and Betsy Diehl,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 2, 2001
Suddenly, Columbia's Lake Elkhorn has sprouted beaches, the dam's concrete spillway is dry and the smell is, well, downright fishy. It would seem to be low tide at the beach, except the land-locked, man-made lake is not subject to the whims of the moon's gravitational pull. Instead, the lake is undergoing a drawdown -- or partial emptying -- to allow $525,000 worth of repairs to be made to its dock, boat ramps and dam, said Charles "Chick" Rhodehamel, Columbia Association vice president and division director for open space management.
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By Betsy Diehl and Betsy Diehl,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 2, 2001
Suddenly, Columbia's Lake Elkhorn has sprouted beaches, the dam's concrete spillway is dry and the smell is, well, downright fishy. It would seem to be low tide at the beach, except the land-locked, man-made lake is not subject to the whims of the moon's gravitational pull. Instead, the lake is undergoing a drawdown - or partial emptying - to allow $525,000 worth of repairs to be made to its dock, boat ramps and dam, said Charles "Chick" Rhodehamel, Columbia Association vice president and division director for open-space management.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 30, 1996
KINGS CONTRIVANCE Village Manager Anne Dodd, the village board of directors and residents of all neighborhoods bid Hans Meeder a fond farewell.Meeder has served on the village board for two years, working for village improvements, especially security for neighborhood centers.Residents are invited to apply for his position. An applicant must be at least 18 years old and reside in a Kings Contrivance property that is in compliance with village covenants. Thursday is the deadline for applications.
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September 20, 1992
How fragile is Lake Roland Dam? At a state hearing earlier this year, Maryland's chief official for dam safety called the 131-year-old earthen structure in central Baltimore County "a major disaster waiting to happen."The official, Brad Iarossi, added, "We were lucky the dam did not fail" in the wake of two tropical storms, Agnes in 1972 and David in 1979. A 1984 study described a once-in-10,000-years storm that would smash the structure with a 9 1/2 -foot-high wall of water. An eight-foot-high wave would then rush down the Jones Falls for six miles; downtown Baltimore would be under four feet of water.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff writer | January 26, 1992
If it seems that someone's pulled the plug on Lake Elkhorn, if the water level seems unbelievably low -- well, it is.Since last month, the shoreline of the 37-acre lake has been receding, leveling off almost 2 feet, baring mud banks and rocks, and prompting concern and phone calls among area residents.Blame it on the Columbia Association, which has lowered the waterlevel 18 inches to repair cracks in the concrete spillway that facesBroken Land Parkway.The spillway -- or the waterfall -- sufferedmuch damage last summer because of the drought, according to Chick Rhodelhamel, CA's environmentalist.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | March 12, 2010
Frederick County authorities say a man's body has been recovered from a dam spillway at Lake Linganore near Frederick. Frederick County Sheriff's Capt. Tim Clarke said Thursday the remains are those of a white man, 20 to 40 years old. Clarke says there are no substantial leads connecting the body to any missing persons. He says the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore will perform an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The body was recovered Thursday evening more than 24 hours after two fishermen spotted it and called police.
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By Patrick Ercolano | January 22, 1992
Tropical storm Agnes took aim at Lake Roland Dam in 1972 and nearly knocked it flat.Seven years later, tropical storm David blew through and, again, a torrent of water almost made the historic dam history."
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