Starting Oct. 9, the Lapidum boat launch at Susquehanna State Park will be closed for maintenance. The projected reopening is Dec. 1, according to a statement from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Silt and debris have accumulated at the boat ramp since Tropical Storm Lee, according to a sign posted on a piling there. During the storm in Sept. 2011, Conowingo Dam rose to its third highest recorded level in history.
As a result of the silt, waters have become more shallow. A sign near the ramp cautions: "Shallow water conditions. Launch at own risk."
Dredging will begin at the ramp after a sediment barrier is installed, according to park staff.
"This work is necessary in order to keep the facility in a safe and operable condition,” said Park Manager Nicole Merrick in a press release. “Every effort will be made to reopen the facility for public access as soon as possible."
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