Protecting Public Health and the Environment.
Watershed advisory groups (WAGs) 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 Lower Payette River WAG was formed in 1995. The Lower Payette River Subbasin Assessment and Total Maximum Daily Load was developed, submitted to EPA for review, and subsequently approved by EPA in May 2000. An additional TMDL was developed and approved by EPA in October 2003 (Bissel Creek). An addendum was approved in July 2008. A Five-Year Review was completed in February 2010.
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Water Quality AnalystJosh SchultzDEQ Boise Regional Office1445 N. Orchard St.Boise, ID 83706(208) email@example.com
Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs): Water Quality Improvement PlansWatershed Advisory GroupsPayette River (Lower) Subbasin