Wood River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)
Next Scheduled Meeting Date
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 7 p.m.
Big Wood River Canal Company
409 N. Apple St. Shoshone, ID
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 25, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Meeting Materials 2015-2017
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