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Middle Snake Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)

Next Scheduled Meeting Date

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The Middle Snake River WAG was originally created in 1995 as an outgrowth of the House 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 Snake River, Rock Creek and their major tributaries. The Middle Snake River WAG encompasses one major subbasin, the Upper Snake Rock Subbasin. From this group, and in cooperation with DEQ, have come the Middle Snake River Watershed Management Plan (approved 1997), the Upper Snake Rock Watershed Management Plan (2000) and the Upper Snake Rock TMDL Modification (2005). The WAG has stakeholder industries that represent irrigation agriculture, confined animal feeding operations, food processors, aquaculture, 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 Middle Snake WAG and DEQ work to conduct a 5-year review of the Middle Snake River Subbasin Assessment, TMDL, and Implementation Plan.

Meeting Materials 2014-2017

Date
Materials
October 10, 2017
Agenda
September 12, 2017
Agenda
Minutes (pending approval)
July 11, 2017
Agenda
Meeting Handout
Minutes (pending approval)
May 02, 2017
Agenda Minutes (draft)
April 11, 2017
Agenda Minutes (draft)
May 11, 2016
Agenda | Minutes
January 20, 2016
Agenda | Minutes
November 12, 2015
Agenda | Minutes
August 12, 2015
Agenda | Minutes
May 13, 2015 WAG
Agenda | Minutes
February 11, 2015 WAG
Agenda | Minutes
Idaho Power Bliss Hydroelectric Project Average Water Temperature
September 17, 2014 WAG
Agenda | Minutes
Re-evaluation of the Mid-Snake/Upper Snake Rock Subbasin TMDL: Data Summary, Evaluation, and Assessment (presentation)
August 13, 2014 WAG
Agenda | Minutes
May 14, 2014 WAG
Agenda | Minutes
February 12, 2014 WAG
Agenda | Minutes

Additional documents are available upon request using our Public Records Request Form.


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Staff Contacts

Water Quality Scientist
Balthasar Buhidar
DEQ Twin Falls Regional Office
650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 736-2190
balthasar.buhidar@deq.idaho.gov

Water Quality Manager
Kiley Mulholland
DEQ Twin Falls Regional Office
650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 736-2190
kiley.mulholland@deq.idaho.gov

WAG Information

Related Pages

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

Watershed Advisory Groups

Snake River (Upper Snake-Rock) Subbasin