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Western Md. fish pond drained due to dam danger

Friday - 8/17/2012, 1:17pm  ET

BROWNSVILLE, Md. - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is draining a fishing pond in the Washington County community of Brownsville to prevent a dam failure.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (bit.ly/Ptv9VO) reports that the earthen dam had eroded and was in danger of collapsing.

Inland fisheries director Don Cosden says most of the water has been removed from the nearly 1-acre pond. He says the fish have been relocated.

Cosden says there is no money currently available for repairs. He says fixing the dam could cost $100,000 to $150,000.

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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com


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