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Wood River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG)

The Wood River WAG was originally created in 1995 as an outgrowth of the Senate 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 Big Wood River, the Little Wood River, the Camas Creek and their major tributaries.

The Wood River WAG encompasses three major subbasins: the Big Wood River Subbasin, the Little Wood River Subbasin, and the Camas Creek Subbasin. From this group and in cooperation with DEQ have come the Big Wood River TMDL (approved 2002), the Little Wood River TMDL (2005) and the Camas Creek TMDL (2005). The WAG has stakeholder industries that represent irrigation agriculture, confined animal feeding operations, food processors, 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 Wood River WAG and DEQ work to conduct a 5-year review of the Little Wood River Subbasin Assessment, Total Maximum Daily Load, and Implementation Plan.

WAG Seeks Soil Conservation District Representative

DEQ is seeking a soil conservation representative to serve on the Wood River Watershed Advisory Group (WAG). Persons interested in serving on the WAG are advised to contact Sue Switzer in DEQ's Twin Falls Regional Office at (208) 736-2190 or by email at sue.switzer@deq.idaho.gov.

Next Scheduled Meeting Date

TBD

Previous Meetings

Date
Materials
May 10, 2016
Agenda | Minutes (pending approval)
February 23, 2016
Agenda | Minutes
October 27, 2015
Agenda | Minutes
February 24, 2015
Agenda | Minutes
September 23, 2014
Agenda | Minutes
May 27, 2014
Agenda | Minutes
October 22, 2013
Agenda | Minutes
February 26, 2013
Agenda | Minutes
September 18, 2012
Agenda | Minutes
May 29, 2012
Agenda | Minutes
April 24, 2012
Agenda | Minutes
August 23, 2011
Agenda | Minutes
March 22, 2011
Agenda | Minutes
January 25, 2011
Agenda | Minutes
December 14, 2010
Agenda | Minutes
September 28, 2010
Agenda | Minutes
August 25, 2010
Agenda | Minutes
July 26, 2010
Agenda | Minutes
July 20, 2010
Agenda
March 23, 2010
Agenda | Minutes
Little Wood River TMDL Implementation Plan for Agriculture (Presentation)
September 22, 2009
Agenda | Minutes
August 27, 2009
Agenda |
April 30, 2009
Agenda | Minutes
March 10, 2009
Agenda | Minutes

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Staff Contacts

TMDL Implementation Coordinator
Shell Howard
DEQ Twin Falls Regional Office
650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 736-2190

TMDL Specialist
Vacant
DEQ Twin Falls Regional Office
650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 736-2190

DEQ Resource

WAG Satisfaction Survey

WAG By-Laws (February 24, 2015)

Related Pages

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

Watershed Advisory Groups

Big Wood River Subbasin

Little Wood River Subbasin

Camas Creek Subbasin