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Lisa Feldt

Conowingo deal barely addresses PA runoff, imperiling cleanup

The Conowingo hydropower dam, the largest on the Susquehanna River, is poised to secure a federal license to operate for another 50 years.

Conowingo was built in 1928 to generate electricity for the regional power grid. Inadvertently, it long acted as a trap for nutrient and sediment pollution flowing down the Chesapeake Bay’s principal tributary. But over the years, sediment...

About Lisa Feldt

Lisa Feldt is vice president for Environmental Protection and Restoration at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.


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