WDEQ to discuss pollutants in Tongue River

(Dayton, Wyo.) — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold a public meeting for the Tongue River Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) project in the Lucille Alley Room of Dayton Town Hall, located at 608 Broadway Street in Dayton, from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide information on the Tongue River project. A TMDL is defined as the amount of pollutant a stream can accept and still meet its designated uses, and a TMDL assessment is required by the Clean Water Act when a waterbody is determined to not be meeting its assigned designated uses. The meeting will include a presentation, followed by an opportunity to talk with DEQ and project representatives. *Feature photo: Elk near the Tongue River Canyon h/t Dennis Wagner /