Garrett County Government

Deep Creek Lake Watershed Management Plan

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Garrett County have partnered to develop a comprehensive watershed management plan for Deep Creek Lake. The Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan will serve as a comprehensive, best practices guide to ensure that one of Maryland’s most visited, revenue-generating sites is protected far into the future. In addition to protecting the lake’s sensitive natural resources, the plan will address water quality and recreational activities like swimming, fishing, boating and scenic viewing.  For more information please visit the DNR Lake Management Plan website.
 
The Deep Creek Watershed Plan web page has been updated.  The final Plan document has been posted along with the minutes from the July and September meetings of the Steering Committee. Please visit www.dnr.state.md.us/deepcreekwatershedplan/ to download the document.  

The Plan will be presented to the Garrett County Commissioners on October 7, 2014 at their regular public meeting which begins at 9 am.  We are also working on preparing a comment response document which will be posted within the next week.

The Draft Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan was announced at the 2014 State of the Lake meeting on July 24th at Garrett College. Thank you to all who have contributed comments to the draft plan as well as your input throughout the process.  Your ideas, concerns and comments helped to form both the Plan document but also a partnership among many organizations and individuals who, by continuing to work together, can move forward to achieve the vision for the watershed.  

Public Comments Received on Draft Plan:
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