Water Quality

DCCD Water Quality Program

  • Water quality monitoring
  • Working with private individuals to implement practices to improve water quality
  • Water quality education and outreach programs given to local school children and community groups

These efforts are funded in large part by a grant administered by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and by funds from the Wyoming Department of Agriculture.

Watershed Planning Objective:

Maintain and/or improve the quality and quantity of ground and surface water in the Dubois-Crowheart Conservation District.


  • Maintain and add to credible baseline data of District water resources;
  • Encourage and support school water monitoring program;
  • Support Farm Bill programs that promote irrigation and riparian enhancement;
  • Support the NRCS SNOTEL program, an automated system of snowpack and related climate sensors;
  • Support the Town of Dubois’ wastewater treatment plant sampling and testing program;
  • Investigate the desire for, and support local interest in, a source water protection plan for the Town of Dubois and its municipal water supply;
  • Remain active in the revisions of the Shoshone National Forest Plan and the Bureau of Land Management Lander Area Resource Management Plan;
  • Address the effects of proposals and decisions on area and municipal water resources;
  • Work with Fremont County Planning Commission to promote septic system planning, design, maintenance and safety;
  • Provide consultations about DCCD water testing programs;
  • Promote and maintain the District Private Well Water Testing Program;
  • Encourage use of irrigation practices appropriate to the land space, slope and practical production levels;
  • Provide water quality education workshops for residents; and
  • Provide educational materials and support for maintenance of riparian areas.

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Learn about the water well testing & educational programs DCCD does with local schools.