Restrictions on swimming at Deep Creek continue after sewage spill

Swimming and fishing have been discouraged at Deep Creek Lake since Friday after sewage overflowed into the popular summer vacation destination..

Garrett County officials, through the county website, said Sunday that water quality samples taken earlier in the day led them to continue the restrictions on swimming and fishing, and promised more information would be released Monday. On Friday, 36,000 gallons of sanitary sewage overflowed from the McHenry Sewage Holding Tank into the northwestern end of Marsh Run Cove, in a stream that feeds into the state-owned lake.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources placed warning buoys in the affected area, Garrett County officials said.

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