PROPOSED TEMPORARY TURBIDITY
INCREASE IN HORSE CREEK
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) has received a request from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, for a temporary increase in turbidity in Horse Creek near Yoder, Wyoming. The temporary increase in turbidity is associated with proposed fish passage restoration and habitat improvements.
Activity in warm water streams like Horse Creek is normally limited to a fifteen (15) NTU increase over background. Approval of this request would allow an exceedance of this limit for up to twenty (20) total working days, subject to monitoring and reporting. This activity will follow the procedures in Chapter 1, Section 23(c)(ii), of the WDEQ Water Quality Rules, which allow for temporary elevated levels of turbidity in certain circumstances. The applicant has applied for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer 404 permit for the project.
Requests for information about the proposed temporary turbidity increase should be directed to Eric Hargett by email ([email protected]) or phone (307-777-6701). Written comments must be addressed to Eric Hargett, Wyoming DEQ/WQD, 200 W. 17th Street – 4TH floor, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, and be postmarked on or before 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 2022 to be considered. Electronic comments may only be submitted through and accepted by the Wyoming DEQ comment portal provided at http://wq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/. Phone comments will not be accepted. Para español, visite deq.wyoming.gov.
Public Notice No. 8311 published in the Torrington Telegram on September 2, 2022.