DARLINGTON, Md. (AP) - It's fish lift time at Harford County's Conowingo Dam.
WJZ-TV reports spring means it's time for fish to migrate upstream to spawn. But the Conowingo Dam is a massive roadblock. That's why the dam's fish lift was built in 1991. It helps fish get up and over the dam.
Water released from the top of the dam creates an artificial current that lures fish into a narrow channel. They're then lifted over the dam in what is essentially an elevator for fish.
One particular fish is the target of all the effort: The American Shad.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will officiate a mass wedding for same-sex couples during the Baltimore Pride Festival next month.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland, which organizes the celebration, announced last week that Rawlings-Blake would serve as grand marshal for the event in recognition of her support of gay rights.