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Big Wood River Ground Water Management Area – On May 17, 2022, the Department issued an order suspending further action on certain applications to appropriate water in the Big Wood River Groundwater Management Area.

BWRGWMA Notice of Moratorium

For more information:

IDWR Moratorium Orders

Big Wood Ground Water Management Area Advisory Committee

Jordan Creek Water District 55B – At the request of Jordan Creek water users, the Department created Jordan Creek Water District 55B on April 12, 2022.

Order on Reconsideration Amended Final Order Creating Water District 55B Jordan Creek issued May 9, 2022.

Final Order Creating Water District 55B issued April 12, 2022.

For more information on Water District 55B, see the Active Districts page.

North Idaho Water UsersIDWR is sending out commencement notices for the Clark Fork – Pend Oreille (CFPRB) Adjudication in 5 mailing groups through 2022.

  • 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:

Northern Idaho Adjudication Brochure

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