Discovering the value of certainty in water right decrees, the State instructed IDWR to move forward with an administrative and legal process to determine the water rights in Idaho’s panhandle in three separate adjudications, creating the Northern Idaho Adjudications.
The 2006 Legislature authorized IDWR to proceed with planning and designing the administrative mechanisms for commencing the first of three water right adjudications in Northern Idaho beginning with the Coeur d’Alene-Spokane River Basin Adjudication (CSRBA). Adjudication staff for the Northern Idaho Adjudications will work in the Coeur d’Alene office with support staff in Boise.
- Phase 1: Coeur d’Alene-Spokane River Basin Adjudication (CSRBA), Basins 91-95
- Phase 2: Palouse River Basin Adjudication (PRBA), Basin 87
- Phase 3: Clark Fork-Pend Oreille River Basins (CFPRBA), Basins 96-97