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Current Topics

Visit IDWR’s News Page to view current press releases.

Groundwater FAQs – Recently, IDWR has received many questions regarding the management of groundwater resources in the state. To help answer those questions and more, IDWR compiled this Groundwater Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document.

IDWR Negotiated Rulemaking – The Department is reviewing its administrative rules, consistent with the Governor’s Zero Based Regulation, Executive Order 2020-01. For more information visit, IDWR’s Rulemaking page or follow the links below for specific rulemaking activities.

2022/2023 Rulemaking

2023/2024 Rulemaking

Bear River Basin Water Users– IDWR is sending out commencement notices for the Bear River Basin Adjudication in 5 mailing groups through 2023/2024.

  • File Online – The new online portal to file an Adjudication Claim or submit a Water Right Application for Permit is now available. Printable forms are available here.

For more information, see the Bear River Basin Adjudication Brochure.

Grand View-Bruneau Ground Water Management Area – IDWR held a public meeting on Dec. 6th, 2022 to discuss the draft GBGWMA Management Plan.

For more information and to view the draft Management Plan, visit the Grand View-Bruneau GWMA Advisory Committee page.

Amended Snake River Basin Moratorium Order – On October 21, 2022, the Department issued an amended moratorium order expanding the existing Eastern Snake River Plain Moratorium.

View the order here: Amended Snake River Basin Moratorium Order

For more information, visit IDWR’s Moratorium Orders and News Release pages, or contact IDWR’s Water Rights Section at (208) 287-4800.

Lemhi Basin – File an Application for Lemhi Basin Streamflow Maintenance Online: File an Application for a New Water Right

For more information, visit the Lemhi Basin Comprehensive Settlement Agreement page, or contact IDWR’s Water Rights Section at (208) 287-4800.

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