A list of acronyms and abbreviations used on this website.
- DCLA - Deep Creek Lake Answers
- DCL - Deep Creek Lake
- DNR - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (or Department of Never-ending Reorganization)
- MDE - The Maryland Department of the Environment
- POA - A commonly used abbreviation for Property Owners Association of Deep Creek Lake
- PRB - The Deep Creek Lake Policy Review Board
- SPORE - The first letter of a a playful selection of words standing for Stakeholders, Professionals, Old, Retired, Experienced.
- USGS - United States Geological Survey