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DEQ seeks comment on draft total maximum daily loads temperature analysis for Salmon Falls Creek Subbasin

Accepting comments from March 29, 2021, to April 28, 2021

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking comment on a draft total maximum daily loads (TMDL) temperature analysis for Salmon Falls Creek Subbasin.

The Salmon Falls Creek subbasin is located in southern Idaho and includes several major streams and tributaries, including Shoshone Creek, Salmon Falls Creek, House Creek, and Cedar Creek.

This report describes the key physical and biological characteristics of the subbasin, water quality concerns and status, pollutant sources, and recent pollution control actions in the Salmon Falls Creek subbasin. It also establishes water quality targets and load capacities, estimates existing pollutant loads, allocates responsibility for load reductions needed to return listed waters to a condition meeting water quality standards, and identifies implementation strategies necessary to achieve load reductions and meet water quality standards.

The draft TMDL is available for public review at DEQ’s State Office (1410 N. Hilton St.), DEQ’s Twin Falls Regional Office (650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110), and on DEQ’s website.

Comments will be accepted through April 28, 2021, at 5 p.m. MST, and can be submitted electronically on DEQ’s Public Comments page or by mail or email to:

Sean Woodhead
Surface Water Quality Manager
650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Related Documents
Salmon Falls Creek Subbasin Total Maximum Daily Loads: 2020 Temperature TMDLs

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