UPDATE:  The Department of Environmental Quality Provides Additional Information on Hudson Wastewater Release

On Tuesday, June 4, 2024, in response to the release of treated wastewater from the Town of Hudson’s lagoons in late May, WDEQ conducted monitoring of Escherichia coli (E. coli), an indicator used to determine potential risks due to waterborne pathogens, at four recreation sites in Boysen Reservoir within Boysen State Park (please refer to […]

The Department of Environmental Quality Provides Update on Hudson Wastewater Release

By Kimberly Mazza On Friday, May 31, the Town of Hudson notified the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regarding a release of treated wastewater from the town’s lagoons.  The release happened sometime between Thursday May 30 and the morning of Friday May 31. The Town immediately addressed the increased discharge when it was discovered on […]

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Presents at the NASA Health and Air Quality Applications Annual Program Review

By Kimberly A. Mazza CHEYENNE – Amber Potts, Air Quality Resource Program Manager with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality-Air Quality Division was in Jackson recently to welcome the NASA Health and Air Quality Applications Team to Wyoming.  A part of NASA’s Earth Science Applied Science, the NASA Health and Air Quality Applications Team provides […]

DEQ awards annual coal reclamation award to North Antelope Rochelle Mine

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Excellence in Mining Reclamation Awards are given to Wyoming coal and noncoal mine operators who demonstrate an achievement in a specific aspect of mine reclamation or for overall performance in meeting reclamation goals.  The 2024 DEQ Excellence in Mining Reclamation Awards will be presented at the 68th Annual Wyoming […]

DEQ awards annual non-coal reclamation award to Black Hills Lignite Mine

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Excellence in Mining Reclamation Awards are given to Wyoming coal and noncoal mine operators who demonstrate an achievement in a specific aspect of mine reclamation or for overall performance in meeting reclamation goals.  The 2024 DEQ Excellence in Mining Reclamation Awards will be presented at the 68th Annual Wyoming […]

Watershed Protection-HCB Team named DEQ Team of the Year

By Kimberly Mazza CHEYENNE – The Water Quality Division (WQD) Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms (HCB) team within the Watershed Protection Team was named the 2023 Team of the Year at the Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Annual Awards Ceremony. The HCB Team is led by David Waterstreet, DEQ’s Watershed Protection Section Manager and includes the following […]

DEQ’ State of the Environment Podcast, Episode 2, Just Released

Cheyenne – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality State has released a new episode of its State of the Environment podcast. The podcast’s episodes cover topics related to the agency and its work to help listeners be more aware of the work the DEQ and its seven Divisions provide for Wyoming. This month features the DEQ’s Solid […]

Wyoming DEQ Water Quality Division Announces Proposed Revisions to Wyoming Surface Water Quality Standards 

Cheyenne – On April 11, 2024, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) Water Quality Division (WQD) released proposed revisions to Wyoming Water Quality Rules, Chapter 1, Wyoming Surface Water Quality Standards, and corresponding changes to Chapter 2, Permit Regulations for Discharges to Wyoming Surface Waters. The standards specify water quality protections for Wyoming’s streams, […]