DEQ seeks members for Wood River watershed advisory group
Monday, January 14, 2019
TWIN FALLS — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (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.
The WAG is a group of citizens from a variety of interests dedicated to successfully restoring and protecting the health of the Big Wood River, Little Wood River, and Camas Creek watersheds. These watersheds cover Blaine, Camas, Gooding, and Lincoln counties and require diverse representation.
The primary pollutants the Wood River WAG will address are sediment, phosphorus, bacteria, temperature, and dissolved oxygen. Key WAG responsibilities include the following:
- Advise DEQ on developing water quality improvement plans, or total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), for streams, lakes, and rivers with degraded water quality conditions within the watersheds
- Help identify contributing pollution sources in the watershed
- Recommend specific actions needed to effectively control sources of pollution to the water bodies
- Help develop and implement a plan to meet water quality targets identified in the TMDLs
The Wood River WAG meets quarterly and members are asked to serve two-year terms. 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 email@example.com by Monday, March 25, 2019, at 5 p.m.
An informative WAG meeting will be held January 29, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Wood River Canal Company, 409 N. Apple St., Shoshone.