Environmental Responsibility

Environmental Responsibility
Conowingo prevents 2 million tons of sediment a year from entering the upper Chesapeake.

The Conowingo Dam and reservoir help sustain wildlife and play a vital role in protecting the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

In terms of being able to see foraging, number of birds and the amount of activity, I don’t think anything rivals Conowingo.”

- Dr. Bryan Watts, Director, Center for Conservation Biology, College of William and Mary 

Exelon, the company that operates Conowingo, has conducted or funded almost 50 scientific studies in the last two years to help scientists better understand the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Currently, Exelon is working with the Army Corps of Engineers to study the impacts and mediation of sediment flows into the Chesapeake Bay.


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