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One of the Oldest Dams in the Country Gets a Check-up

Constructed started in 1863 with a $300,000 loan by Baltimore City to construct a billion gallon reservoir to provide suitable drinking water. Completed in 1871, the dam supported a reservoir that was 750 feet long with a width of 600 feet at the base tapering to 60 feet at the top and covers more than 55 acres. Reconfigured over the years to construct I-83 and the 28th Street exit, the dam still measures 30’ at the top. The purpose of this evaluation was to perform a routine seepage study The Robert B. Balter Company (Balter) performed a geotechnical evaluation on the existing Druid Hill Lake slope in Baltimore, Maryland. The slope, which is one of the oldest soil embankment dams in the c