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Lower Payette River WAG

WAGs provide local public input and guidance to DEQ during the development of water quality improvement plans or TMDLs for water bodies that fail to meet water quality standards. TMDLs are designed to reduce the levels of pollutants, such as bacteria and sediment, in impaired water bodies.

The Lower Payette River WAG was formed in 1995. The Lower Payette River Subbasin Assessment and Total Maximum Daily Load was developed, submitted to EPA for review, and subsequently approved by EPA in May 2000. An additional TMDL was developed and approved by EPA in October 2003 (Bissel Creek). An addendum was approved in July 2008. A 5-year review was completed in February 2010.

Next Scheduled Meeting Date


WAG Review Documents

Technical Reports and Scientific Literature

Previous Meetings

January 30, 2013
Agenda (draft)
Potential Natural Vegetation Temperature TMDLs (DEQ presentation)
TMDL Development for Little Willow Creek (DEQ presentation)
October 31, 2012
Draft Agenda
TMDL Development for Little Willow Creek (DEQ presentation)
Little Willow Creek Total Maximum Daily Loads Draft Strategy Paper
November 2, 2011
Minutes (draft)
Attendance List
2007 ISDA Data Handout
Conceptual Approach Report Handout
Irrigation System Map Handout
June 17, 2010

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Staff Contacts

Surface Water Quality Manager
Lance Holloway
DEQ Boise Regional Office
1445 N. Orchard St.
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0550

Related Pages

Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs): Water Quality Improvement Plans

Watershed Advisory Groups

Payette River Subbasin