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DEQ seeks representative for Middle Snake Watershed Advisory Group

September 20, 2021

TWIN FALLS — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking a municipal representative to serve as a voting member on the Middle Snake Watershed Advisory Group (WAG).

The WAG is a group of citizens from a diverse set of interests dedicated to the successful restoration and protection of the Middle Snake River between Milner Dam and King Hill. This area includes drainage from Rock Creek, Cedar Draw, Depp Creek, Mud Creek, Salmon Falls Creek, Clover Creek, and other smaller drainages. The Middle Snake WAG covers Jerome, Gooding, and Twin Falls counties and seeks to have representation from these areas.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Advise DEQ on the development of water quality improvement plans known as Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for streams, lakes, and rivers with degraded water quality conditions within the watershed
  • Help identify contributing pollution sources in the watershed
  • Recommend specific actions needed to effectively control sources of pollution to the waterbodies
  • Help develop and implement a plan to meet water quality targets identified in the TMDLs

The Middle Snake WAG meets monthly and members are asked to serve at least two-year terms. Anyone interested in serving on the WAG as a municipal representative should contact Sean Woodhead in DEQ’s Twin Falls Regional Office by October 20, 2021, at 5 p.m. MDT.

The next WAG meeting is scheduled for October 5, 2021, at 2 p.m. at DEQ’s Twin Falls Regional Office (650 Addison Avenue W Suite 110, Twin Falls, ID).

Staff Contact
Sean Woodhead
Surface Water Quality Manager
Twin Falls Regional Office
sean.woodhead@deq.idaho.gov

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