Last updated: December 28, 2020
December 18, 2020 – The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has ordered an extended closure and warns against swimming and other direct water contact for a tributary of Sloop Cove on Stoney Creek due to a December 18 sewage spill on Opel Road of more than 100,000 gallons.
On December 9, the feeder stream to the headwaters of Sloop Cove in Glen Burnie had been impacted by a sewage spill that occurred. The Department of Public Works reported a direct impact sewage overflow of 102,400 gallons (with 3,000 gallons recovered). Total discharge to the feeder stream was 99,400 gallons. The feeder stream is estimated at 3,000 feet from the headwaters of Sloop Cove and is located in a heavy wooded ravine area.
This closure is in effect for one more week. There are no community beaches in the affected area, therefore sampling will not occur.
The Department of Health advises people coming in contact with the affected water to wash well with soap and warm water immediately. Clothing should also be washed.