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Linganore Creek

"Lake Linganore" redirects here. For the town, see Lake Linganore, Maryland.
Watershed map showing Linganore Creek

Linganore Creek is a Script error: No such module "convert".[1] tributary of the Monocacy River in Frederick County, Maryland. The stream is formed from the confluence of the north and south forks of the Linganore (39°26′56″N 77°13′18″W / 39.4489911°N 77.2216489°W / 39.4489911; -77.2216489{{#coordinates:39.4489911|-77.2216489||||||| | |name= }}), about Script error: No such module "convert". east-northeast of the city of Frederick. The creek runs roughly southwest to the Monocacy River, which drains to the Potomac River. The watershed area of the creek is Script error: No such module "convert".. High water in the creek can result in flooding of Gas House Pike, an east-west road running between Monocacy Boulevard and Green Valley Road.[2]

The name "linganore" purportedly means "left ear" (of the Potomac), a name coined by an American Indian chief who once lived on the banks of the waterway.[3][4]

Lake Linganore

Lake Linganore, an impoundment built on the creek about Script error: No such module "convert". east of Frederick, is the principal source of drinking water for the city. It is also a drinking water source for the central portion of Frederick County.[5][6] The community of Lake Linganore takes its name from the lake.

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 15, 2011
  2. ^ Staff (17 May 2014). "Eight rescued from rising water, numerous road closures reported as a result of flash flooding". Frederick News-Post. 
  3. ^ Williams, Thomas John Chew; McKinsey, Folger (1967) [1910]. History of Frederick County, Maryland 1 (reprint ed.). Genealogical Publishing Company. p. 326. ISBN 9780806379739 – via Google Books. 
  4. ^ Scharf, John Thomas (2003) [1882]. History of Western Maryland 1 (reprint ed.). Genealogical Publishing Company. p. 605. ISBN 9780806345659 – via Google Books. 
  5. ^ Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Washington, DC. " Metropolitan Washington Region Water Supply Agencies" Accessed May 6, 2008.
  6. ^ Maryland Department of the Environment. Baltimore, MD. "Source Water Assessment for Lake Linganore Water Treatment Plant, Frederick County." April 2005.

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Lake Linganore -77.2943722 name=Lake Linganore


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