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North Fork Coeur d'Alene River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)

Watershed advisory groups (WAGs) are groups of interested citizens that provide local public input and guidance to DEQ during the development of water quality improvement plans or "Total Maximum Daily Loads" (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 North Fork Coeur d'Alene River WAG and DEQ are planning and implementing water quality improvement projects to achieve targets set by existing TMDLs for sediment and metals in the subbasin. Additionally, TMDLs addressing temperature and metals are under development for waterbodies in the subbasin that do not fully support beneficial uses.

Note: Content on this page is provided for informational purposes as the WAG and DEQ develop and implement water quality plans for the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River watershed. All review documents are considered draft and are subject to change. The goal of providing these documents at WAG meetings and on this web page is to ensure citizens an opportunity to provide input as the documents are developed.

North Fork Coeur d'Alene River Clean-Up Day

September 13, 2014, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meet at Albert's Landing
Event Flier

Next Scheduled Meeting Date


September 18 meeting rescheduled
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

U.S. Forest Service Silver Valley Office
173 Commerce Drive, Smelterville

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
U.S. Forest Service Silver Valley Office
173 Commerce Drive, Smelterville

Background

WAG Cooperative Recreation Planning

Resources

Beaver Creek Watershed Assessment

Silver Valley/Coeur d'Alene Mining District in Multimedia

Watershed Professionals Network Reports 2007

Previous Meetings

2014

Date
Materials
July 17, 2014
Agenda
Meeting Notes
Idaho's Aquatic Invasive Species Program (presentation by Tom Woolf, Idaho State Department of Agriculture)
Unassessed Waters in the North Fork CdA Subbasin
Sediment Impairments and Proposed Delistings
May 22, 2014
Agenda
Meeting Notes
Coeur d’Alene Lake Management and How the North Fork CdA Fits In (presentation by Jamie Brunner (DEQ) and Laura Laumatia (CdA Tribe))
New Idaho Forest Practices Act “Shade Rule” (presentation by Archie Gray (IDL))
March 20, 2014
Agenda
January 23, 2014
Agenda
Meeting Notes
Mill Site Cleanup Summary Information
Unassessed Streams Summary
Unassessed Streams for 2014

2013

2012

2011

Date
Materials
December 15, 2011
Agenda
Meeting Notes (draft)
North Fork Coeur d'Alene River Habitat Improvement Project (Presentation)
Yellowdog Creek, Idaho, Water Quality Success Story (Presentation)
Removing Forest Roads and Restoring Streams Reduces Sediment in Yellowdog Creek (Handout)
October 20, 2011
Agenda
Meeting Notes (draft)
Meeting Water Quality Goals in North Fork CDA Subbasin Streams? (Presentation by Kajsa Stromberg, DEQ)
Idora Mill/Beaver Creek Mine Tailing Remediation (Presentation)
August 18, 2011
Agenda
Meeting Notes (draft)
North Fork Coeur d'Alene River Cooperative Recreation Plan (Presentation by Tammi Laninga and Nick Brown, UI, Clair Pitner, USFS, Kajsa Stromberg, DEQ)
June 30, 2011
Workshop Flyer
Meeting Notes
April 21, 2011
Agenda
Meeting Notes
March 24, 2011
Agenda
Meeting Notes
Application of the GRAIP Model on the Beaver Creek Watershed (Presentation by Ashley McFarland, University of Idaho Extension)
January 20, 2011
Agenda
Meeting Notes
North Fork Coeur d’Alene River Habitat Improvement Project (Presentation by Sherry Klaus, Benewah Soil and Water Conservation District)
Beaver Creek Watershed Assessment: Preliminary Data (Presentation by Ashley McFarland, UI Extension)
Coeur d’Alene River Corridor Management Plan: Managing Recreation on the North Fork and Little North Fork Coeur d’Alene Rivers (Presentation by Claire Pitner, US Forest Service)

2010

Date
Materials
October 28, 2010
Agenda
Meeting Notes
Beaver Creek Watershed Assessment (Presentation by Ashley McFarland, University of Idaho Extension)
September 23, 2010
Agenda
Meeting Notes
Draft Executive Summary: Temperature TMDL
Temperature Total Maximum Daily Loads of the Upper (North Fork) Coeur d'Alene River Subbasin (Presentation by Kajsa Stromberg, Idaho DEQ)
June 24, 2010
Agenda
Meeting Notes
May 20, 2010
Agenda
Meeting Notes
March 25, 2010
Agenda
Meeting Notes
USFS Hiring Notice
Temperature Status Handout
Pine Creek Restoration Project: Lessons Learned (Presentation by Mike Stevenson, BLM)
February 22, 2010
Special WAG meeting with USFWS regarding bull trout critical habitat designation. For more information, visit USFS Bull Trout Webpage.
January 28, 2010
Agenda
Meeting Notes
The Challenge of Managing Large Woody Material and Protecting Water Quality in the NF Coeur d'Alene River System (Presentation by Kajsa Stromberg, Idaho DEQ)

2009

Date
Materials
December 9, 2009
Meeting Notes
Historical Photographs Presentation
October 29, 2009
Meeting cancelled
August 27, 2009
Meeting Notes
DEQ Summer Updates and Monitoring
Habitat Improvement Project Update
Project Rating Form
May 28, 2009
River Restoration Fundamentals (Presentation by Rob Sampson, Idaho State Conservation Engineer, NRCS)
Restoration Techniques (Presentation by Dan Guy, Land Reclamation Services Manager)
North Fork Coeur d'Alene Subbasin - 2009 Project Applications (Presentation by Kajsa Stromberg, Idaho DEQ)
April 30, 2009
Meeting Notes
Flow Data from Enaville Gage Station
Snowpack and Precipitation Data
Possible Implications of Idaho Rulemaking for Cadmium and Arsenic in North Fork Coeur d'Alene Subbasin (Presentation by Kajsa Stromberg, Idaho DEQ)
February 26, 2009
Meeting Notes
January 29, 2009
Meeting Notes

2008

2007


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Staff Contact

Watershed Coordinator
Kajsa Eagle Van de Riet
DEQ Coeur d'Alene Regional Office
2110 Ironwood Parkway
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 666-4633
kajsa.vanderiet@deq.idaho.gov

Related Pages

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

Watershed Advisory Groups

Coeur d'Alene River, North Fork Subbasin