Deep Creek Lake Report On Carrying Capacity Issued
DCL Policy and Review Board to meet March 22 to discuss
THAYERVILLE, MD ó The Maryland State Forest and Park Service today announced the release of the draft report on the carrying capacity of Deep Creek Lake, prepared by a private consultant. The Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board will meet March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Discovery Center at the Lake to discuss the report and provide feedback and comments.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources which oversees the State Forest and Park Service, contracted with Environmental Resources Management (ERM), to prepare the report on the carrying capacity and commercial use of Deep Creek Lake.
The report, a result of ERMís work during the past year, will be used to help guide the future management of the lake, particularly regarding recreational boating and commercial activities. The report is available on DNRís website at www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/western/deepcreeklake.html
The Board will also discuss several other matters, including a proposed increase in the parkís boat-launch charge, the ongoing county watershed and zoning study, and marina permits.
Public comments on the report may be directed in writing to the Policy and Review Board or to Paul Durham, park ranger manager, at Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Road, Swanton, MD 21561 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings are open to the public, and the board encourages public participation. For more information about the meeting, telephone the park office at 301-387-4111.
Posted March 10, 2004