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Operating Rule Band

Thursday, August 21st:

Deep Creek Hydro is permitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).  During the permitting process, MDE balances stakeholder concerns and requests with generation opportunities.  The result is the operating rule band.  This rule band was amended in 2011.

The Operating Rule Band is defined by the Upper and Lower Rule Bands, which represent the highest and lowest desirable reservoir levels at any given time. Deep Creek Hydro strives to maintain the lake between these two rule bands at all times. Periods of high run-off or extreme drought conditions can result in reservoir levels outside of the Operating Rule Band. During these times, the hydro project attempts to restore the reservoir to the proper level in a reasonable amount of time.


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