Watershed Protection


In response to the Governor's request to limit contact and the move toward staff working remotely for the near future, the WDEQ Water Quality Division (WQD) has made electronic document submittal available. This includes permit applications, response to comments, reports, and other communications. Forms have been set up for individual WQD Sections (Watershed, WYPDES, Groundwater, Water/Wastewater), and a form is also available for general WQD submittals. Please choose the appropriate form from the list of links below to upload your documents. If submitted electronically, no hardcopy is required to be submitted unless you are contacted by a WQD Section Manager with a request to submit the hard copy. Please note that the Water Quality Division is unable to accept comments on documents in public notice via these forms. Please refer to the public notice for instructions on how to submit comments.

Groundwater Section: https://bit.ly/2WvE30H 
Watershed Section:  https://bit.ly/2QAz379
Water and Wastewater Section: https://bit.ly/2UriqvM
WYPDES Section:  https://bit.ly/3dbcKyy
General WQD: https://bit.ly/WDEQ-WQD



The Watershed Protection Program is responsible for a variety of planning and water quality project implementation activities.

The Program’s major functions include:

  • Water Quality Standards
  • Nonpoint Source Planning and Grant Administration
  • Water Quality Assessment
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Water Quality Laboratory
  • 401 Certifications and Wetlands Protection
  • TMDL Coordination
  • Data Quality Assurance

You will find a variety of helpful information and resources pertaining to water data, assessments, applications, quality assurance, and other documents throughout this section of the website.