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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
Sustained 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 Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2012
Most people throw out a jug of milk after a week or so. The oldest bottle of wine, on the other hand, is the most savored. But what about water? Some of what comes out of faucets in Annapolis, Leonardtown or Easton, it turns out, is older than the finest vintage — and the practice of dairy farming itself. Glaciers that melted more than two million years ago deposited layers of sediment around what is now the Chesapeake Bay. Underground rivers run between those layers, tapped by wells and recharged by rainfall over time.
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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 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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