Critical Funding Supplied
As part of Maryland’s Anne Arundel County’s effort to help reduce stormwater pollution that drains into its rivers, a failed culvert near Old Bay Ridge Road in Annapolis was identified for replacement. The failing culvert had caused several sinkholes to form; stream flow appeared ineffective and flooding threatened the adjacent community.
Work to repair and restore this structure included breaching the existing 200-foot-long, 60-footwide, and 20-foot-high railroad embankment, removing the deteriorated storm drain pipe, and establishing a stable stream channel through the breached areas by installing a Step Pool Storm Conveyance system.
The enacted FY 2016 budget supplies $70 million to fund similar projects.