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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 23, 2003
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. lifted water restrictions for Harford County and other areas served by Baltimore's water supply Thursday. Water restrictions were lifted for most of Central Maryland last month, but Harford -- along with parts of Anne Arundel, Howard and Baltimore counties -- remained under restriction because of water contracts with the city. Baltimore's reservoirs were at lower-than-acceptable levels at the time. Those reservoirs now contain more than 61 billion gallons of water, which is close to normal for this time of year.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Tim Craig and Jennifer McMenamin and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | January 18, 2000
Fierce, gusting winds from the northwest blew the water right out of Baltimore and Annapolis harbors yesterday, leaving water levels so low a fireboat responding to a Clinton Street dock blaze last night couldn't get close enough to hose it down. Pleasure boats at some marinas were grounded or tipped over in water levels estimated at 2 to 4 feet below normal while temperatures dipped to 18 degrees in the Baltimore metropolitan area, freezing waterlines needed to fight the fire on the Canton waterfront.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | September 20, 2003
In a way, it was the perfect flood. Shifts in Isabel's winds, a timely high tide and something called the "slosh" effect all conspired early yesterday to produce some of the highest water levels ever recorded in communities around the Chesapeake Bay. The bay flooding was almost entirely the result of tidal phenomena, and not the unexpectedly modest rain that accompanied the storm in Maryland. Meteorologists said the high water broke or tied 70-year-old records in Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, as it inundated streets along the Inner Harbor and Fells Point, communities in Eastern Baltimore County and towns on the Eastern Shore.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 10, 2003
WASHINGTON - Leading water experts warned yesterday of shortages and a potential crisis if the United States proceeds without a national water policy that spells out cooperation between governments and regions. In letters to the White House, governors and every member of Congress, the experts argued that the country urgently needs to develop a "national water vision" to cope with shortages and other looming problems. The letter asserts that the United States' inability to effectively plan for drought, flooding and improved water quality jeopardizes the nation's strength not just at home but abroad.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 16, 2010
High water from the weekend rainstorm appeared to be cresting Monday without posing major threats to flood-prone locations along the Potomac and Susquehanna rivers. The partial failure of a wooden inlet lock along the C&O Canal five miles west of Washington prompted alerts to businesses along the canal where it enters the District of Columbia. Lock 5, at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, was designed to feed water from the Potomac into the canal, according to park spokesman Bill Spinrad.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | November 10, 1991
Experts for opponents to a proposed $5 million foster care complex in Fallston testified that drawing water for the facility could cause water levels in nearby wells to drop significantly.Grant Andersonand Rob Schweinfurth, hydrogeology experts, testified at a zoning hearing Thursday that well water 200 feet from the proposed site of a main well for the complex could drop 8 feet.Wells 500 feet from the complex's main pumping well could see a water level drop of 4 to 5 feet, said the two men, who work for Engineering Technology Associates in Ellicott City.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | February 22, 2000
A water quality advisory issued Sunday for several Baltimore neighborhoods was lifted yesterday afternoon, but not before residents flocked to stores and snatched up gallons of bottled water. Grocery stores in Hampden, Roland Park and Charles Village reported the rush on water was equivalent to Y2K preparations in the days leading to New Year's Eve. "The water shelf has been blown out -- empty," said Jim Staines, manager of the Super Fresh store in the 1000 block of 41st St. Union Memorial Hospital resorted to its unused Y2K water supply when it learned of the water advisory, said hospital spokeswoman Amy Strong.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | July 22, 2007
As persistent dry conditions have led several Carroll County municipalities to enact voluntary water restrictions, Mount Airy could go one step further to temporarily ban the use of outdoor sprinklers as soon as this week, Mayor Frank Johnson said. Mount Airy officials recently unveiled a tiered system for phasing in possible water restrictions that could last until Sept. 15 and delay new water and sewer connections from being established before that date, Johnson said. "Usage is inching up as the drought continues," Johnson said.
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