• Public Comments Accepted for Bear River, Blacks Fork and Smiths Fork TMDLs
  • August 7, 2014
  • Law Firm: Holland Hart LLP - Denver Office
  • The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) announced completion of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for portions of the Bear River, the Blacks Fork, and the Smiths Fork in southeast Wyoming.

    The TMDLs determine the amount of specific pollutants that can be discharged into the waterbodies while still ensuring compliance with state water quality standards. The Bear River TMDL addressed sediment load, while the Blacks Fork and Smith Fork TMDLs looked at E. coli levels.

    More information on all three TMDLs, as well as TMDLs generally, can be found at http://deq.state.wy.us/wqd/watershed/TMDL/TMDL.htm. Public comments on the TMDLs were accepted by the WDEQ until early July.