State of Maryland to Host an Open House on the Conowingo Dam Relicensing Process
November 13, 2013 - 7:00 to 9:30pm*
Harford Community College
Chesapeake Center Theater
401 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air, MD 21015
State and federal agencies will host the session.
To provide local citizens and stakeholders with information on the Conowingo Dam relicensing process and timeline.
*From 7:15-7:45 p.m., Joe Gill, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, will present an overview and update on the hydropower facility’s relicensing process with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Space is limited for this session.
Attendees are invited to visit any or all of the following six information booths to receive more information and ask questions:
- Relicensing Process
- Water Quality and Sediment
- Fish Passage
- Recreation and Land
- Flow and Debris Management
- Exelon Dam Operations
Registration is required.
Please note: This is an information session; this is not a public commentary session.
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