Blacks Fork and Smiths Fork
|County||Impairment(s)||Target Completion Date||Conservation District(s)||Notes|
|Uinta||E.coli & Habitat Degradation||FY2014||Uinta County|
The Blacks Fork and Smiths Fork Total Maximum Daily Load project area is located in Uinta County, nearby Lyman, Wyoming in the southwest corner of the state near the Utah border. Blacks Fork and Smiths Fork are classified as 2AB surface water bodies as defined in Chapter 1 of Wyoming’s Water Quality Rules and Regulations.
Class 2AB includes the following designated uses:
- Game and Nongame Fish Populations
- Drinking Water
- Fish Consumption
- Other Aquatic Life
- Scenic Value
The Blacks Fork and Smiths Fork were listed in 2000 on the State of Wyoming’s Clean Water Act §303(d) list of impaired waterbodies.
Blacks Fork River (WYGR140401070106_01 & WYGR140401070403_01) is a Class 2AB stream impaired from the confluence with Hams Fork upstream to Millburne, WY. Listed in 2000, the segment is not supporting its recreational use due to exceedances in E.coli concentrations.
Smiths Fork River (WYGR140401070208_00 & WYGR140401070208_01) is a Class 2AB stream listed in 2000 as impaired from the confluence with Blacks Fork upstream to the confluence with East and West Forks Smiths Fork for exceedances in fecal coliform and E.coli which does not support its recreational use. The Smiths Fork segment from the confluence with Blacks Fork upstream to the confluence with Cottonwood Creek is additionally impaired due to habitat alterations which are not supporting its designated uses of cold water game fishery and aquatic life other than fish.