Willwood Dam/Shoshone River Public Meeting and Comment Opportunity for Dam Operating Recommendations

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Willwood Dam/Shoshone River Public Meeting and Comment Opportunity for Dam Operating Recommendations

State, federal, and local partners are inviting members of the public to attend a meeting regarding the operation of Willwood Dam and efforts by these entities to protect the Shoshone River fishery. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 28th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the basement of the Big Horn Federal office at 1701 Stampede Avenue, Cody, Wyoming, 82414. 

Staff from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality/Water Quality Division, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Willwood Irrigation District, United States Bureau of Reclamation, Wyoming Water Development Office, and the Wyoming State Engineers Office will be present to provide an update and answer questions regarding the activities that have occurred following the October/November 2016 sediment release from Willwood Dam. Included in the discussion will be information on recently revised operating recommendations for the dam.

Members of the public are encouraged to review the current draft of the operating recommendations at the following site: http://deq.wyoming.gov/wqd/willwood-dam-and-shoshone-river/. Comments may be submitted at the public meeting on November 28th or online at http://wq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/. Written comments may also be submitted to David Waterstreet, DEQ/WQD, 200 West 17th Street, Suite 400, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002. Written and electronic comments submitted by 5:00 PM on December 22nd will be considered toward future revisions of the recommendations. Questions regarding the recommendations or the public meeting may be directed to David Waterstreet at David.Waterstreet@wyo.gov or 307-777-6709.