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Oct 09, 2013


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Lisa Peterson
Director's Office


DEQ Invites the Public to Comment on Muddy Creek Use Classification


Helena -- The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is holding a public meeting about the water-use classification of Muddy Creek. A water-use classification determines the minimum quality at which a water body is to be maintained and protected. Muddy Creek is a tributary of the Sun River in Cascade and Teton counties.

The public meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 22 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm at the Taco Treat/Amigo Lounge, 1200 7th Street South, Great Falls, Mont.

Water classifications are one tool that state and federal agencies use to manage and protect surface waters in Montana. Classifications and their associated protection rules may be designed to protect water quality, fish and wildlife, or other special characteristics. Each classification has associated water quality standards that are used to determine if the designated uses are being protected.

At the meeting, DEQ will provide an overview of the water-use classification process, and will ask for comments from the community on how Muddy Creek is being used now and how it may be used in the future. These uses will be considered along with recent Muddy Creek water quality data in determining the water-use classification.

DEQ will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this meeting. If you require an accommodation, please contact Carrie Greeley at: or 406-444-6749 by October 18 to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need.

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