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 Biota Research & Consulting, Inc. on behalf of Lake Creek Ranch and Granite Creek Partnership for State certification of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Nationwide Permit #13, for discharge of dredged or fill material to Granite Creek, a waterbody in the Fish Creek drainage near Teton Village, Wyoming. The objectives of this project are to minimize bank erosion along 150-feet of Granite Creek that is threatening an existing bridge and resulting in land loss. 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 construction of a combination rock toe and wood revetment along both banks within the 150-foot reach. Approximately 96-feet of bank will be treated with rock and 111-feet treated with wood, 47-feet of which will take place on the right bank to help protect an existing foot bridge with the remainder on the left bank. Approximately 81 cubic yards (CY) of rock will be used for the rock toe revetment.

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 May 29, 2018 to be considered.  Phone or email comments will not be accepted.