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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff writer | August 14, 1991
Calling the dwindling supply of water here threatening, the Town Council last night unanimously imposed a ban on outdoor water use.The measure, which carries fines of up to $50 for watering lawns, washing cars, filling swimming pools or any other use of water outdoors, is the third such mandatory restriction of water consumption in the county."
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | August 16, 2002
ABERDEEN - A deepening drought in the Susquehanna River basin may soon force golf courses, power plants and other big water users in the three-state watershed to cut their usage, find alternate sources or pay hefty fees for the river water. Susquehanna River Basin commission officials said yesterday that if flow rates in the 444-mile-long river continue to fall, the commission would move to impose curbs on major consumers and move to seek water releases from upstream reservoirs. "Up until two or three weeks ago, the main stem [of the river]
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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 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 fire rescue boat did not respond to a Clinton Street dock blaze last night because of concern about weather conditions. 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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