Grand Canyon makes erosion look good, Shreve says

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Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Bethany Rodgers
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Date Published: 06/21/2013

Consider erosion, says Commissioner Billy Shreve. Is it a thing to be feared? Battled? Buffered against? Or enjoyed? During Thursday’s board meeting, Frederick County leaders discussed Chesapeake Bay health and a recent county study of local streams. Though the report found erosion was an issue in many county waterways, Shreve said he’s not sure how problematic the process is. “We have this report in Frederick County. It talks about the restoration of streams, and how we can’t allow streambeds to erode, and all that stuff. Yet, we celebrate one of the greatest erosions in the history of mankind, and it’s one of the seven natural wonders of the world: the Grand Canyon,” he said. “It’s the biggest, worst case of erosion ever. So … I don’t know which way to go on that.” Commissioner Paul Smith followed Shreve’s logic to provide a vision of the Eastern Shore millions of years in the future. “The bay has a future as a grand canyon?” Smith said, laughing