PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO GRANITE CREEK

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO GRANITE CREEK

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) has received a request from the Biota Research and Consulting, Inc. on behalf of Granite Creek Partnership, LLC for State certification of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Nationwide Permit #27, for discharge of dredged or fill material to Granite Creek near Teton Village, Wyoming. The purpose of this project is to enhance fisheries habitat through restoration of eroding banks, construction of stable channel morphology, installation of in-stream features and improved fish passage. Granite Creek is a tributary to Fish Creek. All waters within the Fish Creek drainage are designated Class 1 waters where point source discharges are prohibited except for storm water and construction related discharges. This certification will require meeting the provisions in Chapter 1, Section 7(b) of the WDEQ Water Quality Rules and Regulations, which allows these discharges under certain circumstances. Proposed activities include enhancement of seven pool and riffle features through redistribution of 470 cubic yards (CY) of alluvium. Bench features would be established at several locations with a total length of 855 feet along with 590 feet of bank stabilization using logs, root wads and willow clumps. Approximately 90 CY of rock would be used to construct two barbs, a single cross-vane and a tiered cross-vane to improve fish passage at an irrigation diversion structure. 

Requests for information about the proposed water quality certification should be directed to Eric Hargett by email (eric.hargett@wyo.gov) or phone (307-777-6701). 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 October 3, 2017 to be considered.  Phone or email comments will not be accepted.