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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Sun Staff Writer | May 10, 1994
Two fishermen sat sullenly in the pouring rain next to the Little Patuxent River in western Anne Arundel County, creels empty.On the opposite bank stood another angler, switching lures in the vain hope he would find the right one.A stone's throw away, a school of about 200 blueback herring could be seen hovering temptingly in shallow water above a sandbar.While their tantalizing presence may have been the cause of frustration among the assembled fishermen, it is cause for celebration among fisheries experts, who say the blueback herring is making a comeback in the Little Patuxent River.
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By TIMOTHY B. WHEELER and TIMOTHY B. WHEELER,SUN REPORTER | May 6, 2006
BOWIE -- Joseph Mills just wants to keep doing what his family has been doing on the outskirts of this town for 30-some years - raise a few cattle on the hilly 10-acre plot his aging parents entrusted to him. Oasis Farms, they call it. It has been anything but that the past six months. The stream that used to meander through Mills' pasture has gone dry, apparently an unforeseen result of runoff control measures taken by a developer building an 1,800-home planned community on three sides of his property.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | May 16, 1991
The Army is helping thousands of migratory fish reproduce.Officials at Fort George G. Meade unveiled a "fish ladder" yesterday that will allow ocean-going fish to swim upstream to their traditional spawning grounds for the first time in 50 years.For five decades, schools of blueback herring, hickory shad and alewife have been thwarted by a dam, which the U.S. Army built across the Little Patuxent River to supply the Odenton base with water.Army contractors built a specially engineered metal and concrete staircase this spring to help the fish cross the dam and continue their 2,000-mile journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the river's upper reaches.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | April 25, 2000
The need for a bypass dominated a meeting last night of Manchester town officials and Carroll County commissioners. The wide-ranging session also included discussion of economic development, water and sewer resources, and neighborhood revitalization. "We're a little community up here swimming upstream," said Councilman Joe Jordan. "We've got growth to the north in another state altogether. We can't do much about that, I feel like I spend a lot of time in a reactive mode." "We've all been hoping for a long time for a bypass on Main Street," said Steven C. Horn, county planning director.
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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | June 8, 2003
From the tiny viewing room at the top of Conowingo hydroelectric dam's fish elevator, Dick Williams ticked off a status report on the American shad in the Susquehanna River. It sounded promising as Williams clicked a metal counter in his hand each time one of the silvery, torpedo-shaped fish floated by. "Your eyes do bug-eye," said the Lancaster, Pa., retiree, who is working part time this spring to help count the elevator's catch. "You blink, and you might miss two fish." Small numbers?
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 3, 2001
BOCA CHICA BEACH, Texas - Until a few months ago, the Rio Grande gushed into the Gulf of Mexico here, but now the river's mouth is parched - instead of a ribbon of blue, a 500-foot sandbar marks the U.S.-Mexico border. That and a small sign, some strategically placed driftwood and a piece of drooping orange fence. An eight-year drought and voracious invaders - hundreds of thousands of thirsty migrants to booming border towns and exotic, water-hungry weeds - have consumed the great river's flow and helped bring it to this pathetic end after a journey of 1,900 miles from the Colorado mountains.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
Baltimore Fire Chief James S. Clack announced Friday that he will step down, ending a five-year tenure in which he oversaw historic lows in fire deaths but implemented budget cuts that critics said compromised safety. Clack, 52, the first chief hired from outside the department's ranks, said in an interview that he is resigning in July to be closer to family in Minnesota. He said this year's budget is the first he's had without substantial cuts, and he wants to leave on a high note.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | March 22, 1998
Think fishing in Central and Eastern Maryland, and Chesapeake Bay rockfish or river and impoundment bass probably come to mind first. But the state also has a burgeoning freshwater trout fishery that is attracting thousands of anglers of all ages."
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By ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH | February 6, 2005
WASHINGTON - States along the Missouri River are suffering their worst drought in decades and pressing the Army Corps of Engineers to hold more river water in Montana and the Dakotas this year and restrict flows downstream. At a summit meeting in South Dakota tomorrow, Western governors hope to win backing for a plan that they say could prevent "draconian" measures a year from now, including closing the Missouri to barge navigation. But the upstream quest for water will prove difficult, given the long-running war over the increasingly scarce river water used by Missourians for drinking, power production and barge navigation.
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