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  Maryland DNR - Tributary Strategies: Patapsco & Back River Team
Larger waterbodies in the basin include Back River, Gwynns and Jones Falls, the North and South Branches of the Patapsco River, Lake Roland, Piney Run Reservoir, Liberty Reservoir, and Baltimore Harbor, a tidal embayment formed at the confluence of the Patapsco River and the Jones and Gwynns Falls.
The Patapsco and the Back Rivers, along with all tributary basins in the Chesapeake, contribute to and are impacted by nutrient pollution.
In this basin, as in the rest of the state, forest and wetlands are a land use that releases few nutrients to rivers and the Bay.
www.dnr.state.md.us /bay/tribstrat/patapsco/pat_back.html   (342 words)

 Patapsco River, Fishing Maryland
Nearly 35 miles of the Patapsco River, from Woodbine in the west to Elkridge in the east, flows through the Patapsco Valley State Park.
Another popular trout fishing area on the Patapsco River is a 3.6-mile stretch from Daniels Dam downstream to Union Dam in the Hollofield Area of the State Park.
The regulation was proposed to evaluate the response to catch-and-release angling on density and growth of smallmouth bass in this portion of the Patapsco River.
www.dnr.state.md.us /fisheries/recreational/fwhotpatapscoriver.html   (1166 words)

 Patapsco Valley State Park
Patapsco Valley State Park extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River, encompassing 14,000 acres and five developed recreational areas.
With its source in Frederick and Carroll counties, the Patapsco serves the Port of Baltimore, and empties into the Chesapeake Bay.
Patapsco Valley State Park features fishing, flatwater and whitewater canoeing, hiking trails, hunting, equestrian trails, picnicking, nature and history study, mountain biking, cross-country skiing.
www.dnr.state.md.us /publiclands/central/patapscovalley.html   (1783 words)

 The Patapsco: Baltimore's River of History by Paul J. Travers
Until this straightforward rendition of the river's history was written, there was no single source of information about the Patapsco: its history was fragmented and scattered in old books, newspapers, museums, libraries, and archives around the state.
Paul J. Travers was born near the Patapsco River in Baltimore and explored the rough Fell's Point waterfront as a truant schoolboy.
While doing research for the Patapsco Valley State Park's interpretive programs, travers discovered the river's rich history and the role it played in the development of the surrounding countryside and the city of Baltimore; he has been interested in the river ever since.
www.paultravers.com /patapsco.html   (251 words)

 American Whitewater - NWRI - Patapsco, S. Branch Woodbine to Woodstock
You might notice that the river here is less than half the width of the main section downstream, which it will continue to be for the next 11 miles or so.
Depending on the whim of the river, strainers may be sparse, or ever-present for the three mile trip to Route 97, and beyond to Gaither Road.
River Road, visible through the trees on river right, is also a good place to take out/put in, depending on where your headed to/from.
www.americanwhitewater.org /rivers/id/736   (1408 words)

 Patapsco River Watershed
It is bounded by the Liberty Reservoir and Carroll County line to the north, the Patapsco River and Howard County line to the west, and the Anne Arundel and Baltimore City line to the south.
While the Patapsco River is a minor river for most of its length, its last 10 miles are a large tidal estuary inlet of Chesapeake Bay.
The tidal area of the Patapsco, comprised of the Northwest Harbor and Middle Branch, is crossed by the Baltimore Harbor and Fort McHenry Tunnels as well as the Francis Scott Key Bridge.
www.baltimorecountymd.gov /Agencies/environment/watersheds/ep_patapmain.html   (294 words)

 Untitled Document
Patapsco Female Institute was established for girls aged 12-18.
Patapsco Female Institute was chartered as a non-sectarian school, but soon had connection with the Episcopal Church.
Still, Patapsco’s enrollment held up reasonably well in the 1870’s, especially during the period 1878-1881 when the headmistress was Sarah Randolph, granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson.
www.patapscofemaleinstitute.org /sketch.htm   (1144 words)

She's not the largest river in Maryland, she's not the longest, but she's pretty and this site is dedicated to her...
The Patapsco is the county line between Carroll County and Howard County.
This is the Patapsco River as it glides under Route 144.
www.geocities.com /mare1348/patapscoriverenvironmentcleanupbaltimoreharborcleanwater.html   (1083 words)

 Grist Mill Trail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The on-road sections of the Patapsco Heritage Trail are back country roads to the North and South of the Avalon section of the Patapsco State Park.
It is located along the eastern or Baltimore County side of the Patapsco River from near "Lost Lake" upriver to the Swinging Bridge.
A new pedestrian bridge over the Patapsco River completes the 1.25 mile Grist Mill Trail Extension, a multi purpose trail that provides ADA accessible access into the Patapsco State Park from Ellicott City, Catonsville and other upstream communities for the first time since Agnes struck in June of 1972.
www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org /grist.htm   (368 words)

 Maryland Running Guide - Patapsco State Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Patapsco Valley State Park is one of the best places in the state to enjoy off-road running.
There are a couple of places to cross the river in this section so it is possible to run the trails on either side of the river for longer runs.
From there I follow the river along to the Ilchester Road (which can be a bit tricky when it's wet or icy as the road got washed away many years ago and the path is narrow and slippery along that section), cross the road bridge and head up to the Hilltop Road area.
www.marylandrunning.com /runs/Patapsco   (1101 words)

 Maryland whitewater - Patapsco River, Howard/Baltimore/Carroll County
The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maryland are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are pretty easy.
This stretch of Patapsco River has a very high variety of rapids, some of them are slow and easy and some are faster and harder.
Patapsco River, Woodstock to Elkridge stretch is a stretch that might be a challenge to paddle for those with little experience.
www.riverfacts.com /rivers/11506.html   (1091 words)

 Bay Weekly:Burton on the Bay
At the Patapsco it wasn’t sneakers the waders were peering into the water to see; it was a fl-and-white metal disk suspended by a rope.
His swim to bring attention to the Patapsco was about the same distance as the length of the Bay Bridge, and he did it against the wind and the tide.
The Patapsco, which takes in the Port of Baltimore, is a once-clean and thriving river humans have virtually ruined via neglect and the intrusions of industry and commerce.
www.bayweekly.com /year04/issuexii22/burtonxii22.html   (1036 words)

 Cruising Baltimore's Inner Harbor and Fells Point
The name "Patapsco" possibly comes from the Algonquin Indian "K'tchisipik," meaning "Great Water," or from "Potaskut," which means "jutting out place," a possible reference to the long shoal at its west entrance (now mostly underwater but shown on early maps as a land mass).
Today the Patapsco River, to local boaters, is generally thought of as having three sections - Outside the Key Bridge, Inside the Key Bridge, and The Inner Harbor.
The remainder of this outer area and the five creeks which feed the river (two to the north, three to the south) are residential.
www.blugoose.com /outerharbor.html   (2139 words)

 Patapsco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The fourth Patapsco, an ironclad monitor, was built by Harlan and Hollingsworth, Wilmington, Del.; launched 27 September 1862; and commissioned 2 January 1863, Comdr.
Moving to the North Edisto River in April, she sailed for Charleston on the 5th to participate in the assualt on that city’s defenses.
Under almost continuous fire during the remainder of April and in July and August, she continued to operate against the forts in Charleston Harbor, and on 8–9 September she supported the storming of Fort Sumter.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/p2/patapsco-iv.htm   (189 words)

 Page Title
This is a wonderful five-mile loop which involve a descent and climb from the rivers, but also features a great flat stretch along the Patapsco in the middle of the run.
Navigation is relatively easy as the trail is bounded by Marriottsville Road and the north and south branches of the Patapsco River.
The ridge trail is a popular route on the south side of the river, and the flat Grist Mill Trail meanders along the northern bank.
www.baltimorerunning.com /trails_routes/trail_run2.html   (319 words)

 Sea Kayak - Baltimore harbor and the Patapsco River
Home of the Star Spangled Banner, the first railroad in the United States and gateway for the grain and coal from the Appalachian mountains and Ohio valleys, Baltimore has transitioned from a heavy industrial base to a balanced economy.
The state of Maryland concentrated its efforts on completing the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, designed to link the Potomac and Ohio River valleys, but the city of Baltimore supported an overland link in the form of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
Although the two competed for routes and freight, to the eventual ruin of the canal and the financial embarrassment of the state, Baltimore's railroad reached Cumberland in 1842 and, by 1874, stretched to Chicago.
www.seakayak.ws /kayak/kayak.nsf/NavigationList/NT00000CFE   (602 words)

 MORE - Patapsco Valley State Park, MD
Patapsco Valley State Park is in the center of Maryland both from a geographic and population standpoint.
Patapsco Valley State Park, as a large section of open space in a densely populated area, provides important conservation and outdoor recreation benefits.
Patapsco Valley State Park can be accessed from the Landing Road/Rockburn Branch Park side, from Route 1 main entrance (user fee) and from the I 195/Rolling Road Park N Ride (aptly named).
www.more-mtb.org /forum/showthread.php?t=1212   (788 words)

 Public Lands: Patapsco Heritage-Greenway or Development Corridor?
Special emphasis was placed on the Patapsco Heritage Greenway, which is being planned by a committee made up of developers, consultants, local history buffs, and state and local government representatives with the intent of developing tourist facilities in several towns along the Patapsco River and in the Patapsco State Park.
The second, the River of History, would focus on the Patapsco's industrial history and give visitors a chance to learn about and "experience the rich social history" and could feature a funicular from the Ellicott City Court House, a major visitor center, and convert of the mill into a conference center.
In their cover letter, MCC reminded the Governor that the primary purpose of the Patapsco Valley State Park is to conserve the natural and living resources of the Patapsco River Valley and contribute to the overall effort to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.
maryland.sierraclub.org /archive/1999/marapr/publiclands.html   (1345 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD
This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Patapsco River during the event.
The Inner Harbor Regulated Area is defined as the waters of the Patapsco River enclosed within the arc of a circle with a radius of 400 feet and with its center located at latitude 39 deg.16.9' N, longitude 076 deg.36.3' W. All coordinates reference Datum NAD 1983.
The Northwest Harbor Regulated Area is defined as the waters of the Patapsco River enclosed within the arc of a circle with a radius of 500 feet and with its center located at latitude 39 deg.16.6' N, longitude 076 deg.35.8' W. All coordinates reference Datum NAD 1983.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/2001/July/Day-02/i16581.htm   (1683 words)

 Maryland Marine Notes: March-April 2001 Spotlight - Taking on Toxics in Baltimore Harbor
Years ago, it was assumed that contaminants discharged into Baltimore Harbor and the Patapsco River were largely diluted, first in the river and then in the Bay, as currents carried contaminants down toward the Virginia capes and finally out into the Atlantic ocean.
Sediment particles suspended in the Patapsco River waters (and other internal fresh water sources such as storm sewer outfalls) are similarly mixed with sediment particles that come in with fresh water from the Susquehanna and sediments that have been resuspended from the bottom.
The scientists have taken their samples throughout the harbor and Patapsco River: in the Northwest Branch, which includes Baltimore's Inner Harbor; in highly urbanized areas along Curtis Bay, Curtis Creek and Middle Branch; along heavily industrialized Sparrow's Point; and on Bear Creek, which is largely residential upstream.
www.mdsg.umd.edu /MarineNotes/Mar-Apr01   (2949 words)

 Patapsco River - MD
Tom had been hankering to get on this branch of the Patapsco for a year and having immensely enjoyed paddling the North Branch during a week of highwater dawn trips in ’05 (see report), I was looking forward to another high speed low drag Patapsco flush.
Scouting the river during Saturday’s rain remnants from the leavings of tropical storm Ernesto Tom and Brian declared there was sufficient water put in at Sykesville, paddle down to the confluence with the North Branch and on to the dam at Daniels.
Shuttling upstream to the River Rd put in at Sykesville we arrived to find a suspiciously low river — the previous month’s drought had rapidly sucked up the water from Ernesto and the level appeared to have fallen as fast as it had risen.
www.paddling.net /places/showReport.html?1523   (942 words)

 Maryland Historical Trust
The Patapsco Heritage Greenway is a Recognized Heritage Area under the stewardship of The Friends of the Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway, Inc. (FPVHG).
The Patapsco Heritage Greenway boundary encompasses much of the Patapsco Valley State Park, generally south of the Hollofield Area bounded by Route 40 on the North, heading southeast to the portion that intersects the center of Elkridge at its northwest corner.
The Friends of the Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway, Inc. (FPVHG), a private nonprofit corporation, was established in 2000 as the result of a merger between two chartered nonprofit organizations with similar goals.
www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net /ha-patap.html   (553 words)

 The Patapsco
Travers has created a book that narrates the Patapsco's life story from the early Indian camps on its shores through the late twentieth-century revitalization of its harbor, a story that contains some of the most important and fascinating events of Maryland's past.
and 10:30 a.m., the water fell in such vast torrents throughout the valley that, in one ten-minute period, the rise in the river was estimated at five feet.
This would be a common sight where the railroad paralleled the river through the steep rocky canyons.
www.cmptp.com /4009.htm   (311 words)

 Sewage spills into Patapsco River - West County   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Patapsco Pumping Station in Baltimore County overflowed Sunday, releasing 700,000 gallons of sewage into the river, Anne Arundel County Health Department spokesman Elin Jones said.
The Patapsco Pumping Station is one of the largest of Baltimore County's 112 pumping stations, handling 20 million gallons of sewage daily.
As a result of the spill, officials in both Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties are warning against direct water contact in the river between Route 648 and Interstate 895, near Brooklyn Park and Pumphrey.
www.hometownannapolis.com /cgi-bin/read/2004/11_09-35/CWC   (216 words)

 Roadside Theater - Patapsco Community Building Process
Located in the central Patapsco Valley, it is one of several small towns built in the 1700's along the Patapsco River about 10 miles southwest of Baltimore.
A community organization of which I am part, Friends of the Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway, Inc., wanted to find a way to bridge the cultural divide between old-time residents and newcomers -- to share with newcomers the town's history, culture, and sense of deeply-felt community.
In June 2000, Friends of the Patapsco Valley and the Howard County Sesquicentennial Project brought Roadside members Ron Short and Kim Neal Cole to Elkridge to begin a residency with us.
www.appalshop.org /rst/Patapsco.html   (798 words)

 Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park Home
The Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park is a non-profit organization that assists park staff in achieving thier goals of providing quality services, facilities and programs to park visitors.
Patapsco Valley State Park extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River, encompassing 16,000 acres and five developed recreational areas.
Please visit the Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park's Newsletter to learn about upcoming Friends events.
fpvsp.org   (119 words)

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