PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO THE SNAKE RIVER

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO THE SNAKE RIVER

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) has received a request from Alder Environmental, LLC on behalf of Yuval and Idith Almog for State certification of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit #45, for discharge of dredged or fill material to the Snake River near Teton Village, Wyoming. This segment of the Snake River is designated Class 1. Point source discharges to Class 1 waters 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 are to restore streambank and upland habitat along 840-feet of channel that was lost during above normal spring flows of 2017-2018 and to protect approximately 5.7 acres of upland and riparian habitat. This will be accomplished through construction of a toe boulder bank revetment with seven J-hook vanes and restoration of uplands with alluvial fill. A total of 6,266 cubic yards (CY) of boulders and locally sourced alluvium will be used for the revetment, vanes and upland restoration.
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 December 11, 2018 to be considered. Phone or email comments will not be accepted.