On March 26, 2010, IWRB appointed the Treasure Valley CAMP Advisory Committee which was comprised of representatives from water providers, local governments, utilities, business interests, and conservation groups. Between April 2010 and June 2011, the committee held regular meetings, and through those meetings developed the proposed Treasure Valley Comprehensive Aquifer Management Plan.
On May 18, 2012, IWRB accepted the proposed Treasure Valley CAMP for public review. During August and September 2012, the committee provided a public comment period and held hearings.
At the November 28, 2012 IWRB meeting, some Board members raised concerns regarding the proposed Treasure Valley Comprehensive Aquifer Management Plan. With these concerns in mind, the Board sent the plan to the Water Resource Planning Committee to determine how to proceed.
At the December 13, 2012 Water Resource Planning Committee meeting, the committee recommended that the IWRB hold the plan and not submit it to the Legislature in 2013. The committee further recommended that all comments received previously on the plan be reconsidered in a revision process during 2013 with the goal of taking a revised plan back to the IWRB for adoption in 2013, and then taking it to the Legislature in 2014.
At the January 3, 2013 IWRB meeting, the Board accepted the committee’s recommendation and directed IDWR staff to work with the committee during 2013 to develop a revised plan that could be adopted by the Board and sent to the Legislature in 2014.