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Storms leave behind huge mess in Maryland waterways

Posted: 5:27 AM, Jul 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-31 08:08:31-04

Several days of storms and heavy rain last week have left behind a big mess throughout Maryland, especially in Annapolis.

Massive amounts of debris continue to pile up on the Annapolis city dock, making it dangerous for boaters.

Anne Arundel County Emergency Management says after heavy rain it's the downstream flow from the Susquehanna that's bringing the debris into local waters.

Maryland State Parks issued a swimming advisory Monday because of large amounts of debris making conditions dangerous.

Bacteria is also causing some bodies of water to be unsafe.

Assistant Harbor Master, Bob Dunn says he hasn’t seen this much debris since hurricane Isabel in 2003. 

Dunn says if you own a waterfront property you can help them by cleaning up the area near you.