HD Bay 101: Conowingo Dam

Bay 101: Conowingo Dam
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Bruce Michael, Director of Resource Assessment at Maryland Department of Natural Resources, visits Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River to describe the hydroelectric plant's impact on the Chesapeake Bay watershed.The Conowingo Hydroelectric Generating Station, or Conowingo Dam, is one of three dams on the lower Susquehanna River. While the reservoir behind the dam has long captured sediment flowing downstream, recent studies have drawn attention to its changing effectiveness as a “pollution gate.”Produced by Will ParsonMusic: “A Moment of Jazz” by AncelinAdditional photographs by Wendy McPherson/USGS, Jane Thomas/University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center