PROPOSED TEMPORARY TURBIDITY INCREASE IN BIG SPRING AND CHRISTENSEN CREEKS

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: PROPOSED TEMPORARY TURBIDITY INCREASE IN BIG SPRING AND CHRISTENSEN CREEKS

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) has received a request from Alder Environmental LLC, for a temporary increase in turbidity in Big Spring and Christensen Creeks near Grover, Wyoming. The temporary increase in turbidity is associated with proposed stream restoration.

Activity in cold water streams like Big Spring and Christensen Creeks is normally limited to a ten (10) NTU increase over background. Approval of this request would allow an exceedance of this limit for up to forty-five (45) total working days for the combined creeks, 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 secured 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 (eric.hargett@wyo.gov) 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 January 26, 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.