Water Quality

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What's a watershed?

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Drinking Water System​​ (click to see the latest Consumer Confidence Report)

What is Non point-Source Pollution?

Pollution that occurs when rainfall, snow melt, or irrigation runs over land or through the ground, picks up pollutants, and deposits them into rivers, lakes and coastal waters or introduces them into groundwater.

What is Point-Source Pollution?

Pollutants discharged from any identifiable point, including pipes, ditches, channels, sewers, tunnels, and containers of various types. Pollution: An alteration in the character or quality of the environment, or any of its components, that renders it less suited for certain uses.

What is Surface Water?

Surface water is water collecting on the ground or in a stream, river, lake, wetland, or ocean.
The Water Cycle
The water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle or H20 cycle, describes the continuoues movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth. Water can change states among liquid, vapour, and ice at various places in the water cycle. Although the balance of water on Earth remains fairly constant over time, individual water molecules can come and go, in and out of the atmosphere. The water moves from one reservoir to another, such as from river to ocean, or from the ocean to the atmosphere, by the physical processes of evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration, runoff, and subsurface flow. In so doing, the water goes through different phases: liquid solid and gas.
                                              Notice of Intent to File Application

The Yomba Shoshone Tribe is in the process of filing an application for funding with the USDA-Rural Development Community Facilities programs for the purpose of financing a new water tank, drilling a new well and refurbishing the pump house, water mains and other water lines in the tribal complex to meet the present and future needs of the drinking water demands of the buildings on the tribal water system (admin buildings, houses, church, police trailers, etc.).

The total cost of the project is approximately $1.3 million and the amount of funding requested is approximately $1.3 million. It is anticipated the project will be100% grant funded meaning there would be no cost share from the tribe.

This matter will be scheduled for public discussion and comments at the Tribal Council meeting on December 9, 2016 at approximately 10am in the Tribal Council chambers.

Questions concerning the project can be directed to Susan Jamerson, Yomba OEP Director at 775-964-2463 x110 or Judy Camarillo, Yomba Administrator at x103.