Water Quality News
Avoid and Report Possible Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms in Wyoming Waters
June 21, 2019
State of Wyoming agencies are advising the public to avoid and keep animals away from cyanobacterial blooms in Wyoming's lakes and reservoirs and to report suspected blooms.
DEQ and Army Corps of Engineers work together to clean up missile site near Cheyenne
June 7, 2019
Large cleanup projects require large efforts to resolve them,
DEQ designates March 13th as Know Your Well Day
March 6, 2019
In recognition of the importance of groundwater to the citizens of the state and in conjunction with the National Groundwater Association "Groundwater Awareness Week", DEQ has designated March 13th as "Know Your Well Day".
DEQ releases Nonpoint Source Program Annual Report
Feb. 27, 2019
"This report highlights the hard work this program and stakeholders have put into improving Wyoming's waterways," said Jennifer Zygmunt, DEQ Nonpoint Source Program Coordinator. "These voluntary efforts go a long way."
Notice to Avoid and Report Possible Harmful Algal Blooms in Wyoming Waters
June 15, 2018
Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, can form harmful algal blooms that produce toxins and other irritants which pose a risk to human, pet, and livestock health. They typically occur during late summer to early fall in still or slow-moving water.
DEQ releases sampling results summary regarding the Gillette-Madison Wellfield Project
Feb. 21, 2018
Local, State, and Federal Partners Work to Operate Willwood Dam and Protect Shoshone River Fishery
Oct. 16, 2017
An interagency group continues work on developing a plan to allow for the operation of Willwood Dam while also protecting the downstream Shoshone River fishery.
USEPA agrees with Wyoming on efforts to protect streams
Sept. 15, 2017
DEQ recently received notice from the USEPA approving designated use changes of many low-flow stream channels in Wyoming.
DEQ releases results of E. Coli sampling on Flat Creek, Fish Creek, and Snake River
Aug. 29, 2017
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Water Quality Division (WQD) is releasing results from Escherichia coli (E. coli) sampling conducted by staff on Flat Creek, Fish Creek, and the Snake River.
DEQ announces completion of thesis Development of Thermal Tiers and Regulatory Criteria for Wyoming Stream Fishes
July 21, 2017