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Rain and Sewage Pose Threat To Chesapeake Bay Health

July 28th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Record July rainfall in Central Maryland has washed millions of gallons of sewage and other pollution into the Chesapeake Bay, raising concerns of a setback in cleaning up the Bay. But environmentalists hope improvements in bay ecology will help waterways bounce back more quickly than they have from historic storms in the past.

It could take weeks to know how significant the blow might be.

Baltimore public works officials said Friday that more than 10 million gallons of waste-contaminated water have overflowed from city sewers over the past week. That comes on top of sewage overflows already reported elsewhere in the region, including in Edgemereand Catonsville.

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