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Lake Walcott Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)

The Mid-Snake WAG was originally created in the late 1980s as an outgrowth of the Mid-Snake Study Group that met representing stakeholder industries of the Upper Snake Rock and Lake Walcott subbasins. The primary purpose and concern was to provide input to DEQ and EPA in restoring the beneficial uses and water quality standards of the Snake River and major tributaries. From this group came the draft Mid-Snake Nutrient Management Plan in 1995; this became the Mid-Snake TMDL in 1997. In 1995, the Mid-Snake WAG was divided into two groups, the Mid-Snake WAG representing the Upper Snake Rock Subbasin, and the Lake Walcott WAG, representing the Lake Walcott Subbasin, the separation being at Milner Dam. The outgrowth of this was the Upper Snake Rock TMDL and the Lake Walcott TMDL, both in 2005. Both WAGs have stakeholder industries that represent irrigation agriculture, aquaculture, confined animal feeding operations, food processors, municipalities, grazing, recreation and forestry. Ground water is also a concern to both WAGs and is also included in the approved TMDLs.

Currently, both WAGs meet quarterly (or as needed) and both continue to provide input to DEQ and EPA on TMDL issues and other water quality related issues. Content on this page is provided for informational purposes while the Lake Walcott WAG and DEQ work to conduct a 5-year review of the Goose Creek Subbasin Assessment, TMDL, and Implementation Plan. Through this cooperative effort and continued public involvement, DEQ's goal is to develop a comprehensive plan aimed at restoring all beneficial uses within the watershed.

Next Scheduled Meeting Date


Previous Meetings

April 21, 2016
Agenda | Minutes (pending approval)
August 27, 2015
Agenda | Minutes
April 16, 2015
Agenda | Minutes
August 21, 2014
Agenda | Minutes
February 20, 2014
Agenda | Minutes
July 25, 2013
Agenda | Minutes
February 28, 2013
Agenda | Minutes
July 26, 2012
Agenda | Minutes
May 24, 2012
Agenda | Minutes
November 17, 2011
Agenda | Minutes
Lake Walcott WAG Bylaws
July 21, 2011
Agenda | Minutes
March 31, 2011
Agenda | Minutes
Handout: Draft Raft River TMDL 5-Year Review
February 24, 2011
Agenda | Meeting Cancelled
December 2, 2010
Agenda | Minutes
Handout: Draft Raft River TMDL 5-Year Review
July 22, 2010
Agenda | Minutes
January 28, 2010
Agenda | Minutes
Handout: Draft Goose Creek TMDL 5-Year Review
Handout: Draft Goose Creek Subbasin Implementation Plan
Handout: Draft Marsh Creek and PNV Temperature TMDL Addendum
September 24, 2009
Agenda | Minutes
Handout: Best Management Practices
Lake Walcott WAG Presentation
April 28, 2009
Agenda | Minutes
September 24, 2008
Agenda | Minutes

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Staff Contacts

Water Quality Analyst - TMDL
Richard Bupp
DEQ Twin Falls Regional Office
650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 736-2190

DEQ Resource

WAG Satisfaction Survey

Related Pages

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

Watershed Advisory Groups

Snake River (Upper Snake-Rock) Subbasin

Walcott Lake Subbasin