The area covered by this report consists of Garrett and Allegany Counties, the two most westernmost counties of Maryland, and Mineral County, West Virginia. The city of Cumberland, population 37,732 (1950 census), which is the economic and commercial center of the area, is on the North Branch pf the Potomac River in Allegany County.
The report was prepared in response to a request from the United States Department of Commerce, which desired an appraisal of the water resources of the Cumberland atra in order to evaluate the effect of the availability of water on the economic development of the area. Accordingly, the purpose of this report is to summarize the available water information and to describe the hydrologic factors that affect the availability of water.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Water resources of the Cumberland area, Maryland-West Virginia|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Description||Report: 20 p.; 5 Plates: 10.48 x 7.80 inches and smaller|
|State||Maryland; West Virginia|
|County||Allegany County; Garrett County; Mineral County|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|