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William W. Jeanes, Sr.

William W. Jeanes, Sr.
January 12, 1909 - January 17, 1987
An Advocate for Watershed Protection

Born in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Spent early years in southeastern Pennsylvania and then 50 years in the Upper Chesapeake region at Elk River, Maryland.

In 1980, Jeanes wrote:
"Now the dam is often operated in a way which closely resembles the flow of a leaky but still effective flush toilet-minimum flows for a number of hours and then great surges to carry peak loads when needed. How a fish copes with such sudden changes when it is attempting to spawn has not been explained."

Widow Mrs. Helen Frazer Jeanes and son William W. Jeanes, Jr., live in Earleville, Maryland.

Recipients of the Jeanes Award

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