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Coeur d'Alene Lake Tributaries 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 Coeur d’Alene Lake Tributaries watershed includes the Coeur d’Alene River downstream from Cataldo, its respective tributaries, and all tributaries to Lake Coeur d’Alene except the St. Joe and St. Maries Rivers. The Coeur d'Alene Lake Tributaries 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 Coeur d'Alene Lake Tributaries 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.

Next Scheduled Meeting Date

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 1 p.m.
DEQ Coeur d'Alene Regional Office
2110 Ironwood Parkway, Coeur d'Alene

On the agenda, we are planning discussions now that we have a watershed assessment with restoration recommendations on Wolf Lodge Creek. We will also hear from the CDA Lake Management team and KS-SWCD about their efforts on Mica Creek.

Review Documents

Previous Meetings

Date
Materials
April 12, 2016
Agenda
Meeting Notes
Wolf Lodge Creek Watershed Assessment and Restoration Prioritization Plan (presentation)
November 30, 2015
Meeting Notes
Fernan Lake Sediment and Phosphorus: Loading and Balance
A Nutrient Mass Balance of Fernan Lake, ID, and Future Directions
December 11, 2014
Agenda
Meeting Notes
June 26, 2014
Agenda
Meeting Notes
Coeur d'Alene Lake Management Plan Update (DEQ Presentation)
May 16, 2013
Agenda
January 10, 2013
Agenda
Meeting Notes
October 19, 2012
Agenda
Meeting Notes
Fernan Lake TMDL (DEQ Presentation)
September 12, 2012
Agenda
July 11, 2012
Agenda
Meeting Notes
May 2, 2012
Agenda
Meeting Notes
February 8, 2012
Meeting Notes
January 11, 2012
Meeting Notes
December 7, 2011
Agenda
Meeting Summary
October 5, 2011
Meeting Summary
Bellgrove Creek (Presentation by Kristin Keith, Idaho DEQ)
Microbial Source Tracking (Presentation by Robert Steed, Idaho DEQ)
Identifying Bacteria Sources in Two North Idaho Streams
June 1, 2011
Agenda
Meeting Summary
Stream Temperature (Presentation by Mark Shumar, Idaho DEQ)
Potential Natural Vegetation Temperature TMDLs (Presentation by Mark Shumar, Idaho DEQ)
May 6, 2011
Agenda
CdA Lake River and TMDL 5-Year Review (Presentation by Kristin Keith, Idaho DEQ)
Mica Creek Restoration (Presentation by Larry Mundt)
April 15, 2011
Agenda
Meeting Summary
March 3, 2011
Agenda
Meeting Summary
CdA Lake River and TMDL 5-Year Review (Presentation by Kristin Keith, Idaho DEQ)
February 11, 2011
Agenda
Meeting Summary
Road Deicing Chemical Concentrations of Streams Draining 4th of July Pass (Presentation by Tyson Clyne, Idaho DEQ)
CdA Lake Management Plan (Presentation by DEQ and Coeur d'Alene Tribe)
December 2, 2010
Agenda
Meeting Summary
Beneficial Use Support Status of Waterbodies in the Coeur d'Alene Lake Tributaries Watershed (Presentation by Kristin Keith, Idaho DEQ)
Hydrogeology of Tributaries to Coeur d'Alene Lake (Presentation by Robert Steed, Idaho DEQ)
Coeur d'Alene Lake Tributaries 2008-2009 Nutrient and Sediment Monitoring (Presentation by Kristen Keith, Idaho DEQ)
Coeur d’Alene Lake Tributaries 2008-2009 Nutrient and Sediment Monitoring Final Report
University of MT/MT DEQ Nutrient Study
November 4, 2010
Agenda
Meeting Summary
Sample WAG Operating Procedures
2002 Integrated Report, Monitoring and Assessment Presentation (Presentation by Robert Steed, Idaho DEQ)
Water Quality Standards, Beneficial Uses (Presentation by Kristin Keith, Idaho DEQ)

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Staff Contacts

Watershed Coordinator
Kristin Larson
DEQ Coeur d'Alene Regional Office
2110 Ironwood Parkway
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83614
(208) 666-4606
kristin.larson@deq.idaho.gov

Related Pages

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

Watershed Advisory Groups

Coeur d'Alene Lake Subbasin