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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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.
Exelon Power's Visitor Center at Conowingo Dam in Darlington, Md.
Our refurbishments to the Center have been designed to create a memorable experience for visitors by educating them about the Conowingo Dam and the Watershed and reinforcing our commitment to clean energy," said Sonny Garg, president of Exelon Power.
21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Exelon Corporation and The Conservation Fund have announced Exelon will donate a 79-acre island on the Susquehanna River about 3 miles south of the Conowingo Dam to The Conservation Fund which will donate it to Maryland's Department of Natural Resources.
The numbers of American shad we are seeing pass through the lifts each year is encouraging," said Ron Smith, Exelon Power's environmental specialist at the Conowingo Dam.
owner of the Conowingo Dam, built a new lift capable of carrying 750,000 adult shad over the dam each year.
Also in the coming weeks: Limerick Generating Station in Montgomery County will complete its refueling and maintenance outage at Unit 1, which prepares the unit for the upcoming higher summer energy demand and two years of service; and the fish lifts begin operation at Conowingo Dam for the American shad run on the Susquehanna River.
June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- PECO Energy Company (NYSE: PE) disclosed today it spent in excess of $200,000 in recent months removing natural debris and litter that collected at the face of its Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River in Maryland.
With warming temperatures and more steady river flows, PECO Energy Company said the first American shad have made their way in the past week from the Chesapeake Bay up the Susquehanna to Conowingo Dam as part of the much anticipated migration.
We offer tribute to the many unsung heros employed by PECO and working at Conowingo Dam," Pierre said.
signing a landmark agreement with governmental agencies, civic, wildlife, and environmental groups that led to the construction of two fish lifts at Conowingo Dam, Conowingo turbine modifications and operational changes to ensure minimal river flows, enhance water quality, and improve habitat conditions in the Lower Susquehanna.
Although river flow still remains low, increased spills from upriver dams and some recent rain have restored the pond in the lower Susquehanna River above Conowingo Dam to recreational level.