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Blackfoot River Watershed Advisory Group (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 Blackfoot River WAG was created to develop and implement a TMDL to improve water quality in the Blackfoot River Subbasin. The Blackfoot River TMDL: Waterbody Assessment and Total Maximum Daily Load was approved by EPA in April 2002, followed by an addendum addressing temperature in Brush Creek that was approved by EPA in 2007. The WAG met in 2008 and 2009 to conduct a 5-year review of subbasin documents.

Next Scheduled Meeting Date

To be Determined


Previous Meetings

April 16, 2009
Meeting Minutes
Mercury Sampling in the Blackfoot River (Presentation by Josh Schultz, Idaho DEQ)
Blackfoot River Riparian Management Project (Presentation by Melissa Thompson, Idaho DEQ)
Update on the Blackfoot River Subbasin 5-Year Review (Presentation)
Continuous Water Quality Monitoring on the Upper Blackfoot River
November 13, 2008
Meeting Minutes
What is a Watershed Advisory Group and What Do They Do? (Presentation)
Blackfoot River Subbasin 5-Year Review (Presentation)

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Staff Contacts

Surface Water Quality Manager
Lynn Van Every
DEQ Pocatello Regional Office
444 Hospital Way #300
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 236-6160

Related Pages

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

Watershed Advisory Groups

Blackfoot River Subbasin