In 2015 the Maryland Legislature added language to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Boating Services’ Waterway Improvement Fund (WIF) Program to make Deep Creek Lake eligible for funding for dredging projects. While not a traditional application of WIF funding, the benefits of potentially removing sediment accumulation in one or more of 10 coves in Deep Creek Lake could improve the recreational benefits to recreational users of the Lake, if deemed economically and environmentally feasible. These ten coves were identified through studies that showed sediment accumulation greater than one foot.
Garrett County Government has hired Maryland Environmental Service (MES), an independent state agency, to provide technical services through this process. MES is providing newsletters to keep the public informed. They can be viewed below.