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melnic 07-30-2018 07:16 AM

debris Chesapeake Bay Sunday 7/29
ok, I was in OCMD this weekend but coming back over the CBBridge there were big tree trunks/logs floating near Sandy point. A lot of them.
Anyone hear the story on these?

happyjack92 07-30-2018 07:25 AM

it's a mess! basically couldnt get out of the Severn River into the bay yesterday without risking a lower unit or hull damage. huge trees, complete tires with rims, something that looked like a washing machine, or dishwasher! i also heard reports of bloated livestock...ugh.

crang 07-30-2018 07:45 AM

I drove over the bay bridge this morning and could see debris everywhere.

Fish'nFool 07-30-2018 07:46 AM

Well damn and I was planning to drop the boat back in at Sandy Point today with the hopes of idling back to my creek.

happyjack92 07-30-2018 12:51 PM

happyjack92 07-30-2018 12:53 PM

muskrattown 07-30-2018 01:13 PM

That is gross. Wonder what the new mayor is doing about it?

Not a boat in ego alley is going to piss off some bar owners and restaurants.

JCommerford 07-30-2018 01:29 PM

It was incredible to see the volume of trees flowing under the bridge. Obviously this is from the incredible amount of rain. I'd image the volume of this comes from the opening of the Conowingo Dam?

baitdragger 07-30-2018 01:56 PM

Do those folks think they are going to clean that up with a few rakes or are they just picking out select items of value?

Pursuit2470 07-30-2018 02:21 PM

Various degrees of FUBAR throughout. My slip in Fells Point resembled Annapolis harbor last week.
Needed to strap on a diaper to get down the Patapsco river Sat.

Katrina 07-30-2018 03:31 PM

We were heading down the South River Sunday but turned around before passing Thomas Point, just too much Floating debris so we did a 180 and headed back up the South River which was clear.

cdx 07-30-2018 04:14 PM

Fish'nFool 07-30-2018 05:08 PM

Wow unbelievable.

Tin_Can_Striper_Swiper 07-30-2018 05:53 PM

Yeah, that was a nightmare trying to pick our way through that. I must have bumped a submerged log, there was a bit of wood jammed in the speedo inlet tube in my lower unit.

TorFed 07-30-2018 07:10 PM

Fished today out of Kentmorr. A lot of debris. Saw countless logs int he 8-10' range and a good amount that were pretty much trees, 20' or so and 3' diameter. That said, we were literally the only boat out fishing at the bay bridge tonight and limited in a half hour.

finnedfanatic 07-30-2018 07:26 PM

Fished the mouth of the bay today... no debris that we saw thankfully. Yall can keep that mess!

Delduck 07-30-2018 07:31 PM

All that debris probably played he’ll on the watermans crab pots. I’m shure there were thousands lost there

rocksandblues 07-31-2018 06:15 AM

those pics ^^^^ WOW!!

that is the worst I have ever ever seen and I mean even after Nor Easters

happyjack92 07-31-2018 06:21 AM

Originally Posted by Delduck (Post 11666525)
All that debris probably played hell on the watermans crab pots. Im shure there were thousands lost there


yeah...local crabs likely done for the next few weeks.

also read that a conservation group had just two weeks ago dropped the first batch of oysters as part of a 50 MILLION oyster restoration project on the Severn...hope they survive.

melnic 07-31-2018 08:09 AM

Well, it also sucks for anyone looking to do a sea trial of a late season purchase.

It is vitally important that anglers and boaters avoid the area downstream of the dam as heavy flows and accompanying marine debris both submerged and superficial can pose a serious threat to people and vessels, Maryland Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton said. We expect the issue to continue through the weekend and ask that people steer clear of the Upper Bay until it is safe to navigate and recreate.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has called on state agencies to support Harford and Cecil Counties, including the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).

Port Deposit Mayor, Wayne L. Tome Sr., called for a voluntary evacuation in Port Deposit.

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