TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) Idaho water officials are seeking volunteers to serve on an advisory group aimed at protected several Magic Valley watersheds. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality announced the opening of 11 positions on the Lake Walcott Watershed Advisory Group (WAG). The IDEQ says it is seeking people from a variety of field from agriculture to recreation. The WAG will be tasked with restoring and protecting the health of the watersheds of Lake Walcott, Goose Creek, and Raft River. The group will also identify pollution sources and come up with plans to deal with the problems, as well as advise DEQ in developing water quality improvement plans. Members are asked to serve at least a two-year term with meetings every quarter. If interested applicants from the following area of expertise are encouraged to apply:

  • irrigated agriculture
  • dryland agriculture
  • rangeland
  • operator confined livestock
  • local county governments
  • food processors
  • recreation
  • environmental
  • electrical power generation
  • irrigation districts
  • canal companies
  • flood and drainage districts

Contact: Richard Bupp in DEQ's Twin Falls Regional Office at (208) 736-2190 or by email at by Friday, March 2, 2018, at 5 p.m.