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Little Seneca Lake

Template:Infobox lake Little Seneca Lake is a reservoir located near the Boyds community in Montgomery County, Maryland. The lake was created by the construction of a dam on Little Seneca Creek. It was built to provide an emergency water supply for the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, and it also provides a recreational amenity for the public. The lake is located in Black Hill Regional Park. Fishing and boating facilities are available at the park.

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Oblique air photo of Little Seneca Lake, facing west on 1 August 2011.

The lake was completed in 1984 and the water supply dam is operated by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).[1] WSSC shares the drinking water resource with two adjacent public water suppliers, the Washington Aqueduct and the Fairfax County Water Authority.[2][3]

The surface area of the lake is 505 acres (2.04 km2). The average depth is 24.7 feet (7.5 m) with a maximum depth of 68 feet (21 m).[4] The capacity of the lake is 4.5 billion gallons (17 million m3).[1] The lake is stocked for recreational fishing. Fish species found in the lake include largemouth bass, tiger muskie, channel catfish, sunfish, and crappie.[5]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP), Rockville, MD (2003)."Chapter 3: Water Supply Systems." Ten-Year Comprehensive Water Supply and Sewerage Systems Plan, 2003-2012. pp. 3-6, 3-11.
  2. Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. Laurel, MD (2014). "Adopted CIP: Capital Improvements Program; Fiscal Years 2015 - 2020." p. 12.
  3. Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. Rockville, MD (2005). ”Water Supply Reliability Forecast for the Washington Metropolitan Area:Year 2025.” Report No. 05-06. p. 2-2.
  4. Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore, MD (2006-09-01). "Water Quality Analysis of Eutrophication for Little Seneca Lake, Montgomery County, MD." p.3.
  5. Montgomery County Department of Parks, Silver Spring, MD (2011-03-29). "Black Hill Regional Park."

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