Issues Facing Conowingo Dam

About the River and Conowingo Dam

About the River and Conowingo Dam

Conowingo Dam is a hydroelectric dam that has been trapping sediment from the Susquehanna River, blocking fish passage, and affecting the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay since it was built in 1928.

Conowingo Dam and the Chesapeake Bay

Conowingo Dam and the Chesapeake Bay

While Conowingo offers an opportunity to help restore the Bay, we must continue our local programs to reduce pollution, which are working to clean up the Bay, in order to make meaningful progress in the Bay cleanup effort.

Relicensing Conowingo  Dam

Relicensing Conowingo Dam

Maryland has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to bring Conowingo up to modern environmental standards and renew the health of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay.