Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Wyoming
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Wyoming Project

Updating Temperature Criteria for Wyoming Surface Waters - DEQ

March 2014 - August 2017


Participating Agencies

  • Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality - UW

The goal of this project is to provide recommendations to WDEQ for new aquatic life use tiers and temperature criteria. Specific objectives are to identify a sufficient number of aquatic life use tiers to protect the aquatic communities present in Wyoming's waters, identify thermal tolerances for species within each aquatic life use tier, and evaluate the newly-developed aquatic life use tiers against fish distribution data.