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Treasure Valley CAMP Process

Framework Development

Within the context of long-range planning, IWRB studied what might influence water supply and demand during the 50 year planning time horizon. Topics studied included climate change impacts, population changes, and social needs. The study results were incorporated into strategies for adapting to change and to scale.

IWRB hired Collaborative Processes® to provide professional facilitation services and to assist in the public participation process. General guidelines for the Treasure Valley CAMP were:

  • The process will be open and public.
  • The plan will be comprehensive, but will have sideboards.
  • The plan framework will include interim measures that might be implemented before a comprehensive plan is final.
  • The plan will address aquifer management goals; the management level designed to adjust water demand, and legally and administratively define available water supply; and, funding mechanisms for implementation of management alternatives.
  • The context for the plan framework includes legal constraints and precedents; technical and modeling tools; and, existing studies and plans.

Advisory Committee

On March 26, 2010, IWRB established the Treasure Valley Advisory Committee and appointed industry representatives. The facilitators completed a situation assessment which identified issues and concerns by interviewing a broad group of interests. The committee had a unique opportunity to develop solutions that were consistent with the interests of water users and local interests in the Treasure Valley region, and they were charged with collaboratively developing acceptable aquifer management proposals for public review and IWRB decision making.

Megan LeathermanAda County
Lynn McKeeAda County SWCD – Vice Chair
Ellen BerggrenArmy Corps of Engineers
Brent AdamsonBoise County – Assessor
Jamie AndersonBoise County – Commissioner
Paul DeveauBoise Project Board of Control
Rex BarrieBoise River Watermaster WD #63
Matt HowardBureau of Reclamation
Gary DuspivaCanyon County – P&Z Commission
Paul WoodsCity of Boise – Public Works Department
Gary ShoemakerCity of Caldwell – Water Department
Mike EcheitaCity of Eagle – Public Works Director
Doug AmickCity of Greenleaf – Public Works Director
Warren StewartCity of Meridian – Public Works Department – Engineer Manager
Bob SchmillenCity of Middleton – Public Works Director
Michael FussCity of Nampa – Public Works Director
Craig TelfordCity of Parma – Mayor
Allen FunkhouserDrainage District # 2
Greg NelsonFarm Bureau member, former City of Kuna Mayor
Stephen GoodsonGovernor’s Office
Dave DixonGreenleaf Farms Inc. – Owner
Jayson RonkIdaho Association of Commerce & Industry – Vice President
Barry BurnellIdaho Department of Environmental Quality
Rick WardIdaho Department of Fish and Game
Brian PattonIdaho Department of Water Resources
Jon BowlingIdaho Power Company
Kevin DeckerIdaho Wildlife Federation – Treasurer
Russ DaneKeller Williams Realty
Michelle AtkinsonMicron Technology, Inc.
Clinton PlineNampa/Meridian Irrigation District – Board
Ron AbramovichNatural Resource Conservation Service
John ThorntonNorth Ada County Groundwater Users; North Ada County Foothills Association; Member of North Ada County Technical Working Group
Mark ZirschkyPioneer Irrigation District
Lon StewartSierra Club
John PriggeSorrento Lactalis – Wastewater Treatment Manager
Bill LarsonTreasure Valley Partnership
Chris JonesTrout Unlimited – Vice President, Ted Trueblood Chapter
Kath PeterUnaffiliated, former Director of USGS Idaho Water Science Program
Scott RheadUnited Water – Director Engineer
Janice YertonWater System Operator – Kuna
Gayle BattWilder Irrigation District
Vern CaseWilder Irrigation District
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