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Lower Payette River WAG

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.

Next Scheduled Meeting Date


WAG Review Documents

Technical Reports and Scientific Literature

    Previous Meetings

    January 30, 2013
    Agenda (draft)
    Potential Natural Vegetation Temperature TMDLs (DEQ presentation)
    TMDL Development for Little Willow Creek (DEQ presentation)
    October 31, 2012
    Draft Agenda
    TMDL Development for Little Willow Creek (DEQ presentation)
    Little Willow Creek Total Maximum Daily Loads Draft Strategy Paper
    November 2, 2011
    Minutes (draft)
    Attendance List
    2007 ISDA Data Handout
    Conceptual Approach Report Handout
    Irrigation System Map Handout
    June 17, 2010

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    Staff Contacts

    Water Quality Standards Scientist
    Stephanie Jenkins
    DEQ State Office
    1410 N. Hilton
    Boise, ID 83706
    (208) 373-0407

    Related Pages

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

    Watershed Advisory Groups

    Payette River Subbasin