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Old 07-31-2018, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Delduck View Post
All that debris probably played he’ll on the watermans crab pots. I’m shure there were thousands lost there
A number of guys I know pulled their pots prior to the onset of the mess. I drove across the dam this afternoon, the water is still pretty bad, but there are only 4 gates open today.
Old 07-31-2018, 11:38 AM
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I am likely not fishing at all this week and my boat goes in for service next week while I do some traveling. Hopefully it is cleared out in the next 10 days or so. I cannot afford to lose a lower unit or worse on that stuff.
Old 07-31-2018, 12:39 PM
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Today Peter Franchot [Md. Comptroller] was blaming the debris on Excelon, and the Conawingo dam for the problem. Guess they should take their dam and move elsewhere.

I bet the loss of crab pots is staggering.
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Originally Posted by muskrattown View Post
Today Peter Franchot [Md. Comptroller] was blaming the debris on Excelon, and the Conawingo dam for the problem. Guess they should take their dam and move elsewhere.

I bet the loss of crab pots is staggering.
Excelon should send PA a bill for collecting all their trash.
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Wonder how long this will take to clear up for safe boating, especially if we get some more rain this week?
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Originally Posted by iFishMD View Post
Excelon should send PA a bill for collecting all their trash.
exelon is actually suing the state!

Exelon sues MD!!!
Old 08-01-2018, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by happyjack92 View Post
exelon is actually suing the state!

Exelon sues MD!!!
Looks to me with a quick look that someone has been kicking the can down the road for the past decade or two.
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Old 08-01-2018, 12:43 PM
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If Excelon were smart they would donate the dam to the CBF. I am sure Alison would know exactly how to handle things.
Old 08-01-2018, 02:55 PM
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I just went over the bay bridge and there was a ton junk floating south. Be careful if u go out.
Old 08-01-2018, 05:57 PM
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Debris starting to show up on the beaches here south of Chesapeake Beach. Fortunately my boat is getting repowered so I can't risk hitting anything right now. Unfortunately it will be hard to get the break in hours done if this debris is still here when I get the boat back. May have to break in on the Patuxent.

The debris and sediment behind the Conowingo has been a topic of discussion for a while now. The dam is essentially full and the problem needs to be addressed.

After hurricane Isabel they opened the dam and the bay was so thick with debris you could nearly walk across.
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Blow the damn into PA and let it be their problem.
Old 08-02-2018, 05:00 AM
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Not to mention they open this damn thing a week or two before opening day which just f's up the fishing. It's bad enough as it is, we dont need any help from this damn dam.
Old 08-02-2018, 05:27 AM
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Last I checked, Maryland has a few rivers that also flow into the Bay. Same amount of debris and sediment in water, dams or no dams. Just sayin.
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Originally Posted by cdx View Post



The upper bay looks as bad as I have ever seen. This was from Saturday.
Where was this in the upper?
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I was told of two charter boats who sustained damage this week. One above the bridge and one below the bridge. Be safe. I am not fishing until the 13th.. (took my boat in for service this morning)
Old 08-02-2018, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by cometgt390 View Post
Last I checked, Maryland has a few rivers that also flow into the Bay. Same amount of debris and sediment in water, dams or no dams. Just sayin.
No, not true.
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Originally Posted by cometgt390 View Post
Last I checked, Maryland has a few rivers that also flow into the Bay. Same amount of debris and sediment in water, dams or no dams. Just sayin.
Not the same amount. The Susquehanna dumps as much into the bay as all the other MD rivers combined. MD reaps the consequences of all the crap PA dumps into that river. Take a look at a rain event like the one we had last week, water wasn't nearly as bad immediately following the rain. It wasn't until the susqy flow got down that things really got jacked up

Here's a short resource but there is a ton of reading out there that goes into depth regarding the complications of the Susquehanna's impact on the bay.

Maryland Public Television Presents Bayville
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You might want to know where the Md drinking water comes from when the resoviers get low. I know I can't spell.
The idea that PA and NY should clean up their banks is totally logical. Blaming the dam and the owners is just idiotic.
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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
Where was this in the upper?
The first two shots were in the middle of the bay around the Brewerton Channel. The last was on the Eastern side above Rock Hall.
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Is the abay getting much better, wondering when it will be safe to cross in the middle/upper bay? I boat out of the Patapsco.

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