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Bloede Dam has finally been breached

The Bloede Dam removal project to continue to 2019
Posted at 8:29 PM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 20:32:20-04

Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced that the Bloede Dam has been breached and work is expected to continue at the site until 2018 leading up to its demolition in 2019.

RELATED: After 110 years, the Bloede Dam is going away for good

This comes after years of deliberations, discussions, public comments and meetings on whether the demolition of the dam would be a good decision for the area.

The 110-year-old dam had no use as a source of power for the area after its first 20 years, but due to the negative impact its had on the surrounding environment for the last 90 years, it became a reason for why it has to go.

Officials say construction crews will be working on the upstream thrust blocks and completing the work on the Sewer By-Pass System while engineers will work to prepare for the demolition in the spring of 2019.

To learn more about the Bloede Dame Project, CLICK HERE.