Brookfield Renewable U.S., as a cooperating and valued partner in the Arrowhead Cove dredging project, will begin lowering the water levels of Deep Creek Lake. The water will be released beginning later this week with a goal of reaching an elevation of 2456.5’ by November 17.
“Note this lake level is lower than the typical level but will not impact remaining activities in Deep Creek Lake,” said Watershed Coordinator Bruce Michael.
The water level of 2456.5’ is still within the permit requirements of the upper (2458’) and lower (2455’) rule band limits at the end of November. The water levels will be at this elevation until no later than December 15 when Brookfield will more than likely raise the water levels to the upper rule band of 2458’.
As previously announced, Arrowhead Cove, at Deep Creek Lake, is selected as a priority area for a pilot dredging project to remove accumulated sediment from the lakebed.
Site preparation is underway, and the public is likely seeing activity around the Arrowhead Cove area.
Brookfield Renewable U.S. has a permit to release water from Deep Creek Lake through the hydroelectric dam. Lowering the lake level at this time will help facilitate the dewatering of Arrowhead Cove and the installation of the cofferdam.
Byco Enterprises, Inc., the contractor, anticipates cofferdam installation will begin the week of November 20. Complete dewatering of Arrowhead Cove will take place through the last week of November.
For more information about the dredging project at Arrowhead Cove, including project updates and community engagement opportunities, please visit ArrowheadCove.GarrettCounty.org.
Please contact Bruce Michael, Garrett County Watershed Coordinator, at [email protected]
or 410-570-4554 for questions or more information.