Susquehanna River - Trash and Debris

I was invited out on the Susquehanna River by watermen from Havre de Grace, Maryland to photograph the debris and trash that was fouling their gear while fishing for Yellow Perch. A large amount of trash and debris was carried downstream when Conowingo Dam's floodgates were opened after the heavy rains in late February. This trash and debris will eventually end up in the main-stem of the Chesapeake Bay.

 Trash accumulating behind Conowingo Dam in the Conowingo Reservoir. 

Trash accumulating behind Conowingo Dam in the Conowingo Reservoir. 

 Plastic, Styrofoam and other pieces of floating trash accumulating along the shorelines of the Susquehanna River. 

Plastic, Styrofoam and other pieces of floating trash accumulating along the shorelines of the Susquehanna River. 

 Havre de Grace watermen - Steve Lay, Buddy Sexton and Tim Mortus with fish pots used to target Yellow Perch near Perryville, Maryland. 

Havre de Grace watermen - Steve Lay, Buddy Sexton and Tim Mortus with fish pots used to target Yellow Perch near Perryville, Maryland. 

 Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed and trash collected while fishing near Perryville, Maryland. 

Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed and trash collected while fishing near Perryville, Maryland.