Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Preparing For A Dam Emergency

Here's another thing we can worry about. Most of the pretty lakes in town have dams, and those dams could break. According to CA, the Maryland Department of the Environment classifies several as significant or high hazard structures. Which means, watch out if they are breached. Rescue crews and others are scheduled to practice for just such an emergency May 17.

What lakes and ponds bear watching? Centennial Lake in Ellicott City, Lake Elkhorn in the Village of Owen Brown, a pond off Samuel Morse Drive in the Columbia Gateway office park, a pond in the North Laurel Park subdivision off Sewell Avenue, a pond in Wyndemere, a subdivision on Old Scaggsville Road in North Laurel, and Wilde Lake in the Village of Wilde Lake.

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