Deep Creek Lake: Permit Renewal Application

The existing permit for the operation of Deep Creek Station, GA1992S009(08), is due to expire on April 1, 2019. On October 11, 2018, Brookfield Power Piney & Deep Creek Lake LLC applied to renew their permit. This application has been assigned permit application number GA 1992S009/09. The applicant seeks to renew their existing appropriation permit for the operation of the Deep Creek Station hydroelectric generation facility. This application seeks to increase an existing allocation from an annual average of 94,000,000 gallons per day (gpd) to 128,000,000 gpd. There is no proposed change to the maximum daily withdrawal of 420,000,000 gallons. The reason for the requested average annual increase is to account for higher flow volumes into Deep Creek Lake during years of high precipitation.

This proposed permit renewal may be of interest to many and documents related to the application process will be posted below as the application is reviewed. This review process will involve three meetings with representatives of the various stakeholders as described in "Package Sent from MDE to Applicatin (2019-Jan-15)" below. More information will be added as the review progresses.

Basic Documents Related to Application

First Stakeholder Meeting

The first stakeholder meeting was held on February 28, 2019 at Wisp in McHenry, Maryland from 9 AM thru Noon with a lunch provided afterward.  The meeting summary is linked here.  Additional documents are:

Second Stakeholder Meeting

The second stakeholder meeting was held on March 28, 2019 at Wisp in McHenry, Maryland from 9AM thru Noon. We have not yet posted a summary of the second meeting. Additional documents are:

For More Information

If you wish to review the application file or make comments on the application at this time, you may contact the WSP by mail at Water Supply Program, Source Protection and Appropriation Division, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21230, by phone at 410-537-3590, or by email to john.smith1@maryland.gov. The history of the project, previous. The history of the project, previous permits, and supporting information are documented at :  https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/water_supply/Pages/DeepCreekLake.aspx

If you have any questions concerning the application, please contact the applicant by phone at 570-226-1371 or by mail at: Brookfield Power Piney & Deep Creek, LLC, 126 Lamberton Lane, Hawley PA 18428.