●  Watershed Protection Program

●  Water Quality Surface Water Standards

●  Nonpoint Source Planning & Grants

●  Water Quality Assessments

●  TMDL Coordination

●  401 Certification

●  National Environmental Policy Act, and Wetlands

●  Quality Assurance and Turbidity Waivers

●  Monitoring Program

Watershed Protection Program
David Waterstreet, Program Manager

The Watershed Protection Program is responsible for a variety of planning and water quality project implementation activities. The major functions include Water Quality Standards, Non-point Source Planning and Grant Administration, Water Quality Assessment, Water Quality Monitoring, Water Quality Laboratory, 401 Certifications and Wetlands Protection, TMDL Coordination, and Data Quality Assurance. The primary staff contacts for each of these program areas are as follows:

Water Quality Surface Water Standards Click Here
Lindsay Patterson

Nonpoint Source Planning and Grants Click Here
Jennifer Zygmunt


Water Quality Assessment
Richard Thorp

Wyoming’s 2014 Methods for Determining Surface Water Quality Condition and TMDL Prioritization
     Response to Comments on Wyoming’s 2014 Methods for Determining Surface Water Quality Condition and TMDL Prioritization
2012 Integrated 305(b) and 303(d) Report
     ● 2012 EPA 303(d) List Approval Letter 

     ● Comments and Responses 
2012 Assessed Waters Shapefiles (zipped folder)
●  2010 Integrated 305(b) and 303(d) Report 
●  2008 Integrated 305(b) and 303(d) Report  
●  2006 Integrated 305(b) and 303(d) Report  

●  2004 Integrated 305(b) and 303(d) Report  

●  2002 Integrated 305(b) and 303(d) Report

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Information Click Here
Kevin Hyatt

CWA Section 401 Water Quality Certification
Eric Hargett

● Current Public Notices
● General Information
● Surface Water Quality Standards and Classification
● Nationwide Certification - 2012
        Attachment 1 - Class 1 Waters
        Attachment 2 - Nationwide Permit 27
        Table 1 - Certification of Nationwide Permits
● U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Wyoming Regulatory Office

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA),  and Wetland Banking
Mark Conrad

● Wetland Guidelines and Wetland Banking Application

Quality Assurance and Turbidity Waivers
Cathy Norris

● 2014 Approved Sampling and Analysis Plans

● Application for Increased Turbidity and Instructions (both in pdf format)
● Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) for Beneficial Use Reconnaissance Project (BURP) Water Quality Monitoring
● Manual of Standard Operating Procedures for Sample Collection and Analysis (Revised manual - posted 8/2/2012)

Monitoring Program
Jeremy Zumberge

The Monitoring Program is responsible for all surface water monitoring activities conducted by the Watershed Protection Program. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, collection, analysis, and reporting of chemical, biological, and physical monitoring data in support of statewide water quality assessment and TMDL development efforts, in addition to complaint investigations, technical support to local groups involved in water quality monitoring and watershed planning, and support to WYPDES compliance inspection staff.

● Water Quality Monitoring Strategy 2010 through 2019

● Water Quality Monitoring Plan - 2014 Field Season

● New Waterbody Assessment Reports 2013-2014

Waterbody Assessment Reports

● Monitoring Program Publications

   DEQ/WQD Monitoring Program staff locations are in Cheyenne, Sheridan, and Lander, Wyoming.

                                     Last update: September 12, 2014