Excessive Fecal Bacteria Found in Maryland Waterways

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — Several lakes and streams in Maryland are polluted with fecal matter.

Researchers from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation tested 40 different waterways after heavy rainfall in Harford, Baltimore, Howard, Frederick and Carroll counties, as well as Baltimore City.

In White Marsh, one of the affected areas, Adam Randlett’s home backs up to the Bird River.

“It’s like being a diabetic in a candy store,” Randlett said. “It’s nice to look at, but you can’t do anything with it. That’s tough for me.”

He said his dog, Marley, won’t go near the river anymore. “He used to be a water dog. He won’t jump in there anymore,” Randlett said.