Maryland Code, Land Use § 17-213

(a)(1) If in the Commission's judgment it is necessary to provide for flood control in the metropolitan district, the Commission may condemn land and easements necessary in the construction of levees and other flood control works.

(2) The condemnation proceedings shall be in accordance with the general powers provided in this division.

(3) The Commission may assume all damages incident to any flood control works or improvements that it finds necessary to construct, except damages to land and easements of railroads or other public utilities.

(4) The Commission may agree to:

(i) furnish, without cost to the United States, all land and easements that may be necessary in the construction of any flood control works or improvements;  and

(ii) take over, operate, and maintain the works when constructed.

(b) The Commission may use for park purposes the land acquired for flood control and navigation projects as provided in Title 25, Subtitle 7 of this article.

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