Lake Needwood To Be Drained Dry

Yes, this sounds like a headline that maybe Wonkette would write, but this time it’s true. Maryland has ordered Lake Needwood to be drained as part of a corrective action following the flooding in Montgomery county this past week.

But, where does the lake drain to? I’m not exactly sure, but I have a feeling there isn’t a plug that some scuba diver when down and pulled. Anyhow, Lake Needwood will be dry while they fix the leaks that developed during the flooding this week, with no current timetable for restoring the lake.

Hat Tip to Hello, MoCo for this one.

2 Comments so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 10:36 am

    It drains into Rock Creek, which should run high until they drain the lake. Its when they decide to refill the lake that there will be downstream problems.

    Let’s hope we have a wet fall or winter, whenever they finish the dam upgrade, so Rock Creek will not become Mud Creek.

  2. Mik (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 2:49 pm

    But “Mud Creek” would make for a sweet Muddy Buddy series, alas, if only we too, could follow in the footsteps of the brave trail runners in Richmond.

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