Construction will begin this summer on the next phase of Ellicott City’s Safe and Sound flood mitigation plan, according to an announcement Thursday from County Executive Calvin Ball. Improvements include a 5.5-million-gallon flood mitigation pond and an extended north tunnel — the focal point of the project. Heavy rains in 2011, 2016 and 2018 caused major flooding in Ellicott City’s historic district, killing three people and leaving behind massive destruction.
New flood relief efforts in Ellicott City to break ground this summer
January 19, 2024