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Hogan announces winning bidder on dredging plan

The Conowingo Dam in northern Maryland is about five miles from the Pennsylvania border and 10 miles from the Chesapeake Bay on the Susquehanna River. . (Photo: JESSICA WILDE/CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE)

The Conowingo Dam in northern Maryland is about five miles from the Pennsylvania border and 10 miles from the Chesapeake Bay on the Susquehanna River. . (Photo: JESSICA WILDE/CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE)

Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration says it expects a pilot program to test removing dredge materials from the Conowingo Dam to be “substantially complete” this year.

The administration announced Monday that Northgate Dutra JV will carry out a $3 million pilot project to test the quality of sediment throughout the dam reservoir. It also will dredge and reuse a small portion of it to create a market for cost-effective recovery of material that has greater value on the land than as a threat to water quality in the river or Chesapeake Bay.

The pilot project will be funded by the Maryland Department of the Environment.


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