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The most recent USGS map of groundwater supplies throughout the U.S. at http://groundwaterwatch.usgs.gov/ indicates that Charles County is currently below normal levels. Unbelievably, the Charles County Planning Commission continues to approve more new subdivisions and the Maryland Department of the Environment continues to issue water appropriation and use permits for new subdivisions in the county and to approve requests for increased withdrawals to current permits.
This appears to be contrary to the numerous Maryland Geological Survey reports that have been issued and the findings of the Final Report of the Advisory Committee on the Management & Protection of the State’s Water Resources — all of which indicate declines of groundwater levels. Many private wells also indicate these declines, and with as many as 24,000 new homes in Charles County in the queue, many are asking, will there be enough water?
Cheryl E. Thomas, Welcome