The Conowingo Dam has been a topic of heated discussion for decades. In that time, we have learned more and more about the system and made decisions according to that learning. Along with the science behind the issue, the story of the Conowingo has developed over decades – who holds the pen, how has the science been communicated, and how has that influenced public perception and concern?

Join us on Wednesday, October 20th, from 12-1 pm to discuss the history, science, and story of the Conowingo Dam. 


  • Kathy Boomer, Scientific Program Director, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
  • Joel Blomquist, Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Karl Blankenship, Editor-at-large and Founding Editor, Bay Journal

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About CRC Roundtable

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) comprises seven research and education institutions around the Chesapeake Bay, convening with the goal of using science to inform management. We launched the CRC Roundtable, a monthly virtual seminar series, to host targeted, inclusive, and informed conversations matching scientific advances and management needs in a way that moves us collectively forward toward decision-making for effective and sustainable management of the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, and its living resources.

The lunchtime seminars will invite a diverse range of researchers, managers, and other professionals to have timely conversations around topics relevant to the Chesapeake partnership. The seminars also build connectivity across participating organizations and identify ways to increase our collective competency for decision making.

Learn more about what we accomplished in 2020 in our annual report.