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July 14, 2014

Deep Creek presentation set for July 24

MCHENRY — The "State of Deep Creek Lake and Watershed" will be presented July 24 at 7 p.m. at Garrett College auditorium.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joseph Gill will host the meeting in collaboration with the Garrett County commissioners. Updates on the current state of the lake and its natural resources will be given along with the current state of growth in the watershed and the official release of the Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan. The public comment period for the plan will be from July 25 through Aug. 23.

The plan will serve as a best practices guide to ensure the lake and its watershed meet the vision developed by the steering committee. Developed with input from stakeholders, the plan identifies important actions partners can take to enhance the lake and surrounding area. It describes existing water quality and environmental conditions, assesses future conditions, prioritizes policy changes, identifies pollution sources, and determines restoration opportunities as well as opportunities for public outreach and communication.  Additional information on the planning process can be found at The plan will be posted there by July 25.


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