Liberty Reservoir
Watershed Characterization

Carroll County, Maryland is receiving Federal grant funding to prepare a Watershed Restoration Action Strategy (WRAS) for a project area in the Liberty Reservoir watershed. This Maryland 8-digit watershed ranked in the highest State priority for protection and restoration. The WRAS project area encompasses the Carroll County portion of the watershed covering 87,040 acres including about 2,137 acres of open water. The remaining 17,762 acres of the watershed are in Baltimore County, Maryland.

As part of WRAS project, the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) is providing technical assistance. For example, DNR is working with the County to prepare a Watershed Characterization which is a collection of available water quality related information and identification of issues that may be used as the County generates its Watershed Restoration Action Strategy.

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