NOTE: These documents include many memos that have become outdated due to changes in rules, statutes, or current department policy. Some memos have been amended or superseded by others, and some may no longer be applicable.
|Adjudication||Adjudication Claims Manual Claim Investigation Handbook|
This manual explains the process of processing Adjudication Claims.
|20030328March 28, 2003|
|National Flood Insurance Program||Idaho Model Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance|
This document serves as a model or template ordinance for local Idaho communities participating in the NFIP and is a reference for communities when adopting or amending floodplain ordinances to guide development and permitting in local floodplains. FEMA recommends each state develop a model ordinance.
|20200423April 23, 2020|
|National Flood Insurance Program||NFIP Irrigation and Drainage Permit Guidance Memorandum|
This memo serves as the Floodplain Administrator’s guidance and instructions for permitting irrigation activities and facilities within mapped flood hazard zones.
|20190228February 28, 2019|
|National Flood Insurance Program||NFIP Irrigation and Drainage Permit Process Flowchart, Irrigation Permitting Chart, and FAQs|
This documents is a summary and visual guide to the NFIP Irrigation and Drainage Permit Guidance Memorandum.
|20190917September 17, 2019|
|Stream Channel Alteration||2020 Recreational Mining Permit Instructions|
2020 IDWR Recreational Mining Program Instructions
These Instructions document the open/closed stream seasons and other information including best management practices and guidelines for small scale suction dredge mining in Idaho.
|20200328March 28, 2020|
|Stream Channel Alteration||2020 Recreational Mining Special Supplement – South Fork Clearwater River|
2020 IDWR South Fork Clearwater River Special Supplement
This form provides Supplemental Instructions/Special Conditions for small-scale suction dredge mining on the South Fork Clearwater River.
|20200328March 28, 2020|
|Stream Channel Alteration||2020 Recreational Mining Special Supplement – Boise Basin|
This form provides supplemental Instructions/Special Conditions for small scale suction dredge mining in the Boise Basin (Mores Creek and Tributaries.)
|20200328March 28, 2020|
|Stream Channel Alteration||Instruction Guide for Joint Application for Permit|
This guide provides instructions for submitting a Joint Application for Permits to alter a stream channel.
|20171115November 15, 2017|
|Stream Channel Alteration||Processing Joint Applications for Permit Proposing Beaver Dam Analogs and Post Assisted Log Structures|
This memo offers staff guidance regarding processing stream channel alteration permits that propose beaver dam analogs and post-assisted structures in stream channels.
|20191219Debember 19, 2019|
|Stream Channel Alteration||South Fork Clearwater River Special Supplement and Joint Application Approval Limits – Small Scale Suction Dredging|
This memo serves as staff guidance for processing Special Supplement and Joint Applications for small scale suction dredge mining on the SF Clearwater River including the number of applications that can be approved each season.
|20200421April 21, 2020|
|Water Allocations||Reservoir One-Time Fill|
Reminds IDWR staff members to carefully review whether applications to store water intend multiple reservoir fills.
|20060802August 2, 2006|
|Water Distribution||Components of a Ground Water District Curtailment Request and Report and Analysis by the Idaho Department of Water Resources|
This document offers guidance to Ground Water Districts (GWDs) regarding information IDWR requires from them when they ask IDWR to curtail GWD patrons pursuant to Idaho Code § 42-5244B. This document also describes how IDWR evaluates the information and processes curtailment requests from GWDs.
|20200609June 9, 2020|
|Water Distribution||IDWR Water Measurement and Reporting Guidelines|
This document provides detail guidance regarding open-channel and closed conduit measurements and data collection, specific to ESPA.
|20090630June 30, 2009|
|Water Distribution||List of Approved Closed Conduit Flow Meters|
This document lists the closed conduit flow meters that have passed third-party testing and are approved for installation in Idaho.
|20200520May 20, 2020|
|Water Distribution||Minimum Acceptable Standards for Open Channel and Closed Conduit Measuring Devices|
This document provides a summary of open-channel and closed conduit measurement and field accuracy requirements.
|20170201February 1, 2017|
|Water Distribution||Notice of Opportunity to Qualify Flow Meters for Participation in IDWR’s Water Measurement Program|
This guidance document supports IDWR’s process for third-party tested, pre-approved flow meters, provides manufacturers opportunity and instructions to have meters tested, and specifies testing criteria established by IDWR.
|20170101January 1, 2017|
|Water Distribution||Water District Operations Manual – Part I – Introduction to Water Districts|
This IDWR publication summarizes the lawful directives and requirements contained in Idaho Code Title 42, Chapter 6 and Idaho Code §§ 42-111, 42-113, and 42-1401A.
|20190627June 27, 2019|
|Water Distribution||Water District Operations Manual – Part II – Water District Administrative Processes|
This manual includes detailed information regarding the roles and responsibilities of watermasters and water district officials, and water district administrative processes.
|20200629June 29, 2020|
|Water Distribution||Water District Operations Manual – Appendices|
This documents contains additional information in support of the Water District Operations Manual Parts I and II, such as guidance documents and reference materials including IDWR and Deputy Attorney General memos and letters.
|20200710July 10, 2020|
|Water Distribution||Water District Quick Reference Guide|
This brief guide summarizes IDWR guidance for general water district operation and acceptable management practices.
|20110101January 1, 2011|
|Water Distribution||Watermaster Handbook|
This handbook gives watermasters basic information and guidance needed to deliver water and manage a water district.
|20130501May 1, 2013|
|Well Construction||Conditions and Procedures for Use of Start Card Drilling Permits and Pre-Sold Well I.D. Tags|
This guidance document establishes procedures for using start card drilling permits in accordance with IDAPA Rule 37.03.09.45.01.
|20170301March 1, 2017|
|Well Construction||Fees for Closed Loop Geothermal Systems|
This memo provides guidance for determining fees and blanket permits for closed loop heat pumps to facilitate energy efficient systems.
|20081105November 5, 2008|
|Well Construction||Management Plan for the Bunker Hill Area of Drilling Concern (ADC)|
This management plan describes implementation of well construction standards that exceed the minimum standards set by IDWR Well Construction Rules, specific to the Bunker Hill ADC.
|19940603June 3, 1994|
|Well Construction||Order Designating the Bunker Hill Area of Drilling Concern (ADC)|
This order designates an ADC based on request from the U.S. EPA, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and the Panhandle Health District to protect ground water resources and to protect the public health in the Bunker Hill Superfund site area.
|19940603June 3, 1994|
|Well Construction||Order Designating the West Boise Area of Drilling Concern (ADC)|
This order designates an ADC based on request from Vopak USA Inc. and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to prevent spreading of a groundwater contaminant plume containing the cleaning agent Perchloroethylene (PERC).
|20010521May 21, 2001|
|Well Construction||Preliminary Order Regarding the Proposed Creation of a West Ada Area of Drilling Concern (ADC)|
This order denies a request for designation of an ADC in the Meridian area but authorizes, in accordance with IDWR rules, the implementation of certain well construction standards to prevent comingling of water between aquifers and protect ground water resources against naturally occurring levels of uranium and arsenic that exceed state water quality standards.
|20160930September 30, 2016|
|Well Construction||Procedures for Pre-Sold Well Identification Tags|
This document updates procedures to Idaho Department of Water Resources (“Department”) staff regarding pre-sold well identification tags (“well tags” or “tags”). This guidance focuses on procedures for unused or lost/stolen tags, and situations where tags are not required.
|20201201December 1, 2020|
|Well Construction||Program Guidance for Processing Well Construction Waivers|
This document gives guidance to IDWR staff on processing requests for well construction waivers.
|20130101January 1, 2013|
|Well Construction||Request for Waiver of Administrative Rules for Well Construction Standards|
This document outlines a consistent approach to requesting a waiver of minimum standards in accordance with IDAPA Rule 37.03.09.25.02.
|20130601June 1, 2013|