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Baltimore City DPW announces new COVID-19 restrictions for reservoirs

Man drowns swimming at Rocky Gorge Reservoir
Posted at 2:11 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 14:11:46-05

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City DPW has announced new COVID-19 restrictions for reservoirs.

On Dec. 10, Mayor Brandon Scott issued an Executive Order to increase efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 by limiting large gatherings and continuing to encourage social distancing.

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To further support the Mayor’s Executive Order, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark announced restrictions at the three City-owned reservoirs located in Baltimore County: Liberty, Prettyboy, and Loch Raven.

The new reservoir restrictions are that:

• Effective December 15, boat ramps will be closed at dusk and remain closed until April 1, 2021.
• Planned hiking events, including three hiking events that were scheduled for the coming weeks, are canceled.