Thursday August 19

Aug 19, 2021

The weather today will be a slight chance of showers between 11am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75 and a low around 63. West wind around 7 mph. Patchy fog overnight.

The scheduled herbicide treatment at Deep Creek Lake will be performed today, August 19. For full details regarding these efforts, please visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources website. During the treatment process, boaters and other waterway users are asked to stay clear of the treatment boat so that the proper dosage of herbicide can be administered. Once applied, there are no recreational restrictions associated with the herbicide. Additionally, dive teams will be on the lake periodically throughout the summer, with divers in the water monitoring the hydrilla emergence and response to the herbicide. If you see red and white dive flags, please stay at least 100 feet away as divers are in the water.

A map showing the treatment locations as red polygons can be seen below.

Deep Creek Lake, MD is named the #8 location (of 25) to buy a vacation home.

Thank you to Dot Sisler for sharing a photo of the Sang Run bridge / road work (the bridge is removed).

As a reminder, the Garrett County roads crew is replacing the bridge and the road and bridge closure will continue for approximately six weeks until bridge project completion. The planned closure is located approximately 1 mile from Bishoff Road intersection. Any questions can be directed to the Accident County Roads Garage at 301-746-8156.

Garrett College will be reinstituting a universal indoor face mask requirement at all Garrett College locations effective Monday, August 23rd.

Only 1 more day to get your Alpine Lake Music Fest tickets in advance! Ronnie Burroughs, Paul Burger, The Hillbilly Gypsies, Travis Minnick, Train Wreck, and Cody Clayton Eagle and vendors and food! It will be a great day!

Register for the next Marketing Roundtable. which will feature updates about Garrett Lakes Arts Festival events, the new Garrett County Performing Arts Center, and how you can get involved with the Performing Arts Center. The meeting is Wednesday, September 8 from 11 am – 12 pm in the Chamber conference room.  The event is free to attend but is limited to Chamber members and registration is required.

The General Deep Creek Lake Property Owners Membership Meeting scheduled for August 28, 2021 has been canceled due to technical difficulties. It has been Re-scheduled for September 18, 2021 at 8:30 AM and will be held at Garrett Cinemas. There also will be a virtual option.

There is Fishing with the Naturalists at 10am today.

Plan to attend the Summer Speaker Series: James D. Porterfield at the Oakland B&O Train Station at 7pm tonight.