Editorial: Frederick flooding: History repeated itself, but city was ready for it

In the early 1970s, engineers began warning city of Frederick officials that — unless a way was found to control Carroll Creek — the central city would be flooded every five years. Extensive growth on the west side of the city, especially along the Golden Mile, resulted in formerly open acres being paved over and becoming impervious to rainwater. Each year, the creek was carrying more runoff through town and out to the Monocacy River east of the central city. After two major floods, first during Hurricane Agnes in 1972 and then the disastrous 1976 flood, city and state officials began looking for solutions. (News-Post)

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