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Wood River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)

Next Scheduled Meeting Date

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 1 p.m.
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110
Twin Falls, Idaho, 83301

Zoom (Virtual) Meeting
Meeting ID: 924 3911 7982  /  Passcode: 953079


The Wood River WAG was originally created in 1995 as an outgrowth of the Senate Bill 1284 ("WAG-BAG Law"). The primary purpose and concern was to provide input to DEQ and EPA in restoring the beneficial uses and water quality standards of the Big Wood River, the Little Wood River, the Camas Creek and their major tributaries.

The Wood River WAG encompasses three major subbasins: the Big Wood River Subbasin, the Little Wood River Subbasin, and the Camas Creek Subbasin. From this group and in cooperation with DEQ have come the Big Wood River TMDL (approved 2002), the Little Wood River TMDL (2005) and the Camas Creek TMDL (2005). The WAG has stakeholder industries that represent irrigation agriculture, confined animal feeding operations, food processors, municipalities, grazing, recreation and forestry. Ground water is also a concern to the WAG and is also included in the approved TMDLs.

Currently, the WAG meets quarterly (or as needed) and continues 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 Wood River WAG and DEQ work to conduct a 5-year review of the Little Wood River Subbasin Assessment, TMDL, and Implementation Plan.

WAG Seeks New Members

DEQ is seeking representatives of soil conservation districts, recreation and tourism, conservation, and the public to serve on the Wood River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG). Four seats are available. If you are interested in serving on the Wood River WAG, contact Lincoln Reed in DEQ's Twin Falls Regional Office at (208) 736-2190 or email by Monday, March 25, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Meeting Materials 2015-2017

April 25, 2017
Agenda | Minutes (pending approval)
May 10, 2016
Agenda | Minutes
February 23, 2016
Agenda | Minutes
October 27, 2015
Agenda | Minutes
February 24, 2015
Agenda | Minutes

Additional documents are available upon request using our Public Records Request Form.

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Staff Contacts

Water Quality Analyst
Christina Beeson
DEQ Twin Falls Regional Office
650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Surface Water Quality Manager
Sean Woodhead
DEQ Twin Falls Regional Office
650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 736-2190

DEQ Resource

WAG Satisfaction Survey

WAG By-Laws (February 24, 2015)

Related Pages

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

Watershed Advisory Groups

Big Wood River Subbasin

Little Wood River Subbasin

Camas Creek Subbasin