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DEQ seeks representatives for Salmon River Basin Advisory Group 

July 10, 2024 

Contact: Destiny Locke, Water Quality Analyst, 

IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking members for the Salmon River Basin Advisory Group (BAG). 

The Salmon River Basin BAG is comprised of citizens, appointed by DEQ’s director, that represent stakeholder groups from counties in central Idaho. The BAG advises DEQ on water quality objectives within the basin and represents industries and interests directly affected by water quality programs within the basin.  

Representation is currently needed for local government, forestry, livestock, water-based recreation (i.e., guides and outfitters), and the public at large. 

The BAG meets as necessary to advise DEQ on the following matters:  

  • Priorities within the basin 
  • Revisions needed in the designated beneficial uses for water bodies within the basins 
  • Categories to which water bodies in the basin should be assigned 
  • Processes for developing and implementing total maximum daily loads 
  • Members to be appointed to watershed advisory groups 
  • Water quality 319 nonpoint source priority projects throughout the region 

Members must have a demonstrated interest or expertise that will benefit the work of the group. Anyone interested in serving on the BAG should contact Destiny Locke by September 13, 2024, at 5 p.m. MT. 

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