Conowingo Dam


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Conowingo Dam

(kŏn'əwĭng`gō), 4,648 ft (1,417 m) long, 102 ft (31 m) high, on the Susquehanna River, NE Md.; completed 1928. It is one of the largest nonfederal hydroelectric power plants in the United States. Conowingo Lake, formed by the dam, extends 14 mi (23 km) upstream.
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Chesapeake Conservancy CEO Joel Dunn participated in the governors second Conowingo Dam Summit in June.
Powell, the company's first major project was the erection of steel at the Conowingo Dam in Conowingo, MD, which was followed by numerous large structural steel projects throughout the country.
My fourth-grade research project on dams lacked data from the field until I got a lucky break: An uncle had connections at the Conowingo Dam.
In 1996 the Conowingo Dam was almost torn to bits by a sudden winter thaw that rolled an eight-foot wall of water down the Susquehanna; the dam operators saved the residents below only by deliberately flooding their homes before the dam burst.
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He also discussed plans to convene a second Conowingo Dam Summit this summer to bring together scientists, local and regional leaders and environmental regulators to address the critical problem of sediment flowing from the Susquehanna River over the dam and into the Bay.