Now-Empty Lake Ashburton will be Refilled, Baltimore Officials Vow. But When, No One Will Say

Last night residents from Hanlon Park got an answer from city officials regarding the fate of their beloved Lake Ashburton.

The now-empty and bedraggled reservoir will be refilled with water, they were told.

But pinning down a timeline of when that might occur was another matter.

“I can’t speak to that right now,” Charles Oliver, project manager for the Baltimore Department of Public Works, said in a Zoom call with a dozen property owners and community leaders.