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Curlew Valley Subbasin

Data Details
Hydrologic Unit Codes 16020309
Size 2,260 sq. miles (1,446,239 acres)
Water Bodies with EPA-Approved TMDLs (Category 4a) N/A
Beneficial Uses Affected Cold Water Aquatic Life, salmonid spawning, primary contact recreation, and secondary contact recreatio
Major Land Uses Rangeland, agriculture
Date Approved by EPA July 2019 EPA Approval Letter

Subbasin Characteristics

The Curlew Valley subbasin is located in southeast Idaho and northern Utah. Streams located in the Idaho portion of the drainage flow out of the North Hansel Mountains and the Black Pine Mountains that bound the Curlew Valley and south into Utah. The Curlew Valley subbasin in Idaho is mainly contained in Oneida County with a small portion of the northern basin encompassed by Power County. A portion of the western basin is within Cassia County. The subbasin is sparsely populated, contains no cities, and has only two unincorporated communities, Holbrook and Stone.

2019 Subbasin Assessment and TMDL

This subbasin assessment and TMDL addresses waterbodies in the Curlew Valley subbasin that are listed in Category 5 of Idaho’s most recent Integrated Report. This document established bacteria (E. coli) and total suspended solids TMDLs on four assessment units. The TMDL analysis establishes water quality targets and load capacities, estimates existing pollutant loads, and allocates load reductions needed to return listed waters to a condition meeting water quality standards

2019 TMDL: Stream and Pollutants for Which TMDLs Were Developed

Stream Pollutants
North Canyon Sediment
Sheep Creek Sediment
Meadow Brook Creek Sediment
Rock Creek (Curlew Valley) Sediment

Subbasin Document(s)

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