- Associated Press - Monday, August 6, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland is asking the company that runs the Conowingo Dam for help clearing flood debris.

The letter sent late last week to Exelon CEO Christopher Crane says amid recent heavy rainfall, more than 20 floodgates were opened at the dam on the Susquehanna River. Officials say debris that flowed through is now having a detrimental and dangerous impact downstream.

The letter was sent by the heads of the Department of the Environment and the Department of Natural Resources. The dam is licensed and operated by Exelon Generation Company.

While agencies have been working to clear waterways, officials say the state doesn’t have the resources to clear all of the pollution. They’re asking Exelon to pitch in. Kristen Otterness, an Exelon spokeswoman, says the company is reviewing the letter.

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