Correction: Deep Creek Lake story

MCHENRY, Md. (AP) — In a story July 28 about Deep Creek Lake, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, erroneously reported the deadline for public comment on a draft watershed management plan. The deadline is Aug. 23.

A corrected version of the story is below:

More active oversight planned for Deep Creek Lake

Plan seeks better management of western Md. resort lake’s watershed; funding is first hurdle

MCHENRY, Md. (AP) — A draft management plan for the Deep Creek Lake watershed seeks better coordination among government agencies and private parties whose interests converge at the western Maryland vacation destination.

The Department of Natural Resources and the Garrett County Commissioners released the plan Friday for public comment through Aug. 23. The plan is available at

It was developed by a local steering committee amid concerns that factors including residential development, natural-gas exploration, agricultural runoff and failing septic systems threaten the lake’s quality and recreational value.

The plan calls for the state and county to jointly develop a partnership to coordinate activities within the watershed.

They also would have to develop a plan for financing the partnership, including an executive director’s salary.

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