The demolition of Bloede Dam finally got under way Tuesday, as explosives blew a hole in the long-dormant hydroelectric facility blocking the Patapsco River west of Baltimore.
If it ever stops raining, one of the biggest remaining barriers to fish migration in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will finally come down.
The Board of Public Works on Wednesday will be asked to sign off on a $1.5 million contract that the state is using to tear down Union Dam on the Patapsco River in Baltimore County.
The Department of Natural Resources has been using the contract, given to K&K Adams, Inc. in Baltimore City, since late September. The state expects to get about $1.2 million in federal stimulus money for the project, said Jordan Loran, DNR’s director of engineering and construction.