Alerts and Advisories
The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) closely monitors drought conditions throughout the state. The current status on drought conditions are provided by MDE. Water use restrictions are in effect only when a drought emergency has been officially declared.
The Baltimore County Health Department routinely monitors recreational waters and beach areas for water quality. If elevated or unsafe levels of bacteria are detected, water contact alerts and advisories and public beach closures will be issued for affected areas.