Human behavior and hydrology have collided in the southern reaches of Teton County near Hoback Junction. It’s time to pick up the pieces.
Locals struggle to deal with the increasing costs of rising nitrate levels in drinking water as well as managing the wastewater systems believed to be the source of the nitrates. A growing number of public and private water systems have exceeded drinking water standards for nitrate.
Recent accounts of the Hoback RV Park demonstrate that water issues extend beyond human health and infrastructure. This is also a matter of social justice: who is responsible for filling this hole we have dug?