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DEQ seeks members for Middle Snake watershed advisory group

Thursday, February 27, 2020

TWIN FALLS — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking 10 representatives to serve on the Middle Snake Watershed Advisory Group (WAG).

Representatives can be from municipalities, food processors, livestock/grazing, confined animal feeding, conservation districts, the Mid Snake Regional Water Resource Commission, and other groups. 

The WAG is a group of citizens from a diverse set of interests dedicated to successful restoration and protection of the health of the Middle Snake watershed and tributaries. This watershed covers Twin Falls, Gooding, Jerome, and Cassia counties, from which the watershed advisory group seeks to have diverse representation.

WAG members assist with several roles:

  • 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 water bodies.
  • Help develop and implement a plan to meet water quality targets identified in the TMDLs.
  • Address sediment, phosphorus, bacteria, and temperature pollutants.

The Middle Snake WAG will meet at least quarterly, and members are asked to serve two-year terms.

Candidates interested in serving on the WAG should contact Sean Woodhead at (208) 736-2190 or by March 10, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. MST.

Media Contact

Surface Water Quality Manager
Sean Woodhead
DEQ Twin Falls Regional Office
650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 736-2190