THE UPPER LOCH RAVEN DAM AS IT STANDS TODAY - IMPRESSIVE - YES, BUT IT'S ONLY PART OF THE STORY OF HOW BALTIMORE CITY AND COUNTY GETS ITS WATER

In 2005 Baltimore City kept the spillway eleveation of 240ft above MSL (Mean Sea Level), but raised the side walls by 30 ft. to protect the dam from a projected possible 100 year flood plane. This view is taken from Loch Raven Drive just below the gate that extends the high walls across road to the adjacent hill side.
To appreciate the efforts of Baltimore City throgh the years before 2005 to secure a reliable source of water for Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and part of Harford and Carrol counties, it is importnat to review a little history.