Loch Raven Reservoir

Loch Raven Reservoir

Description

The Loch Raven Reservoir watershed begins at the dam on the Prettyboy Reservoir. The Gunpowder Falls then flows across the rural lands of north central Baltimore County. Almost all of the Loch Raven Reservoir watershed is located outside the County’s urban rural demarcation line (URDL). The URDL separates areas in the county that receive public water and sewer infrastructure, with those that rely on private well and septic systems. Areas inside the URDL can accommodate development, including employment, retail, and residences while the areas outside are reserved for agricultural, natural resource protection and low density rural residential development. A substantial agricultural community continues to farm on these lands. The County has worked with these landowners to preserve thousands of acres of land with protective easements.

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Detailed Information
Detailed Description
Loch Raven Reservoir is located just north of the Baltimore Beltway and its watershed occupies almost the entire central portion of Baltimore County. Small parts of Western Harford County and Southern York County, Pennsylvania also drain into this watershed. It encompasses Baltimore County communities from Upperco to Jacksonville including Hereford, Parkton and Cockeysville along the central corridor. Loch Raven is the largest of three area reservoir watersheds that together provide up to 405 million gallons of water per day to Baltimore City and Baltimore County. For information on hiking trails see below and click on "Click here for info on hiking trails at Loch Raven" - Type in Loch Raven in the search box. Tell them you saw this on Flymall.org
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
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