In 2012 DNR conducted a survey of the lake with the state goal of determining the distribution and density of EWM in Deep Creek Lake. Unfortunately the DNR survey was not comprehensive, missing some locations which we found to have EWM in 2011. It was conducted in early July which was too early in the emergence to capture full distribution and density– goals for the study. The finding of 5.8% of the shallow waters ( less than 20 feet) understates the full extent of EWM growth; FoDCL projects expanse is closer to 2 to 4 times this amount. Of note, EWM is now found throughout the lake.
- The Watershed