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A list of acronyms and abbreviations used on this website.

  1. DCLA - Deep Creek Lake Answers
  2. DCL - Deep Creek Lake
  3. DNR - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (or Department of Never-ending Reorganization)
  4. MDE - The Maryland Department of the Environment
  5. POA - A commonly used abbreviation for Property Owners Association of Deep Creek Lake
  6. PRB - The Deep Creek Lake Policy Review Board
  7. SPORE - The first letter of a a playful selection of words standing for Stakeholders, Professionals, Old, Retired, Experienced.
  8. USGS - United States Geological Survey