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Howard County to Host Public Meeting on Army Corps Evaluation of Ellicott City Flood Mitigation Plans

March 4, 2020

Media Contact:
Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are holding a public meeting March 9th from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Dr., in the Banneker Room. At this meeting the Army Corps will present their review of the County’s flood mitigation plan for Ellicott City.

“We appreciate the collaboration with the Army Corps of Engineers and are pleased that they affirmed that the projects included in our Ellicott City Safe and Sound Plan are effective measures for reducing flooding in Ellicott City,” said County Executive Calvin Ball. “Over the past year, we have made significant progress as we work to make Ellicott City a national model of resiliency while maintaining the town’s historic character and economic vitality.”

The Army Corps performed an independent, interagency, objective review of approximately 60 flood risk management alternatives, comprised of separate flood risk management measures, such as flood diversion tunnels, upstream storage, floodplain modification and culvert improvements. 

Army Corps Evaluation of Ellicott City Flood Mitigation Plans 

March 9th 7- 8:30 p.m.

Banneker Room, George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City