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Deep Creek Lake

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Deep Creek Lake is the largest inland body of water in the U.S. state of Maryland. It covers approximately Script error: No such module "convert". and has Script error: No such module "convert". of shoreline.[1] Like all lakes in Maryland, it is man-made.[2] The lake is home to a wide variety of freshwater fish and aquatic birds. The Wisp ski resort is located nearby.[3] This resort is home to a thriving winter tourism industry and has expanded its offerings to include some summer activities as well. Fishing is extremely popular on the lake, for species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and walleye. Recreational boating is popular in the summertime as well.

History

The lake is a result of the Youghiogheny Hydroelectric Company hydroelectric project on Deep Creek in the 1920s. Deep Creek Dam, located about Script error: No such module "convert". north of Oakland, Maryland, consists of an earth and rock wall dam across a tributary of the Youghiogheny River. Construction of the dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1925. The hydroelectric plant became operational at 4:00PM on May 26, 1925.[4] The lake was purchased by the state of Maryland in 2000 from the Pennsylvania Electric Company and public access to the lake is provided by Deep Creek Lake State Park.[5]

Fishing

Fish commonly caught by anglers include:[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Meyer, Eugene L. (2007-09-14). "High-End Rustic on a Plateau in the Alleghenies". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Maryland’s Lakes and Reservoirs: FAQ". 
  3. ^ Phillips, John. "Ski & Snowboard America Mid-Atlantic, 2nd". Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Yough Dams". History of the Upper Yough. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "The History of Deep Creek". Power Plant Research Program. Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Maryland Fish Facts". Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 

External links

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