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Jim Creek Restoration Work Leads to Proposed De-listing


December 14, 2017

SWAN VALLEY – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has announced that Jim Creek in the Swan River Valley will no longer be considered “impaired” for water quality. DEQ will submit an impairment de-listing to the Environmental Protection Agency in 2018.

Jim Creek was listed in 1996 due to sediment and siltation. However, a new DEQ assessment has found Jim Creek to meet water quality standards. Improved forest practices and road management on both private and public lands in the watershed were significant factors in the delisting. 

“Jim Creek is an important spawning stre...

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