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Clark Fork-Pend Oreille River Basin Adjudication (CFPRBA)

Active Adjudication

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events are planned at this time.

Recent Activity

 

Claim Taking Workshop 

May 3-5, 2022:  IDWR  met with the public on a first-come first-served basis at the Ponderay Events Center, in Ponderay ID, to answer questions and help people with filing water right claims.

CFPRBA Information Meeting 

April 28, 2022:  The Lakes Commission and IDWR staff co-hosted an informational meeting at the University of Idaho Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center to explain the water rights adjudication process for the Clark Fork – Pend Oreille Basin Adjudication.

IDWR Presentation

Mailing Commencement Notice

September 23, 2022:  IDWR mailed the 4th round of Notice to File claims in the CFPRBA (Commencement Notice) to property owners west of Highway 95 and south of Priest River extending to the Washington boarder within IDWR’s Administrative Basin 96.

March 31, 2022:  IDWR mailed the 3rd round of Notice to File claims in the CFPRBA (Commencement Notice) to property owners within and north of Sandpoint and Ponderay on the East Side of Highway 95, extending to the Montana boarder within IDWR’s Administrative Basin 96. 

January 19, 2022:  IDWR mailed the 2nd round of Notice to File claims in the CFPRBA (Commencement Notice) to property owners within and north of Sandpoint on the West Side of Highway 95 within IDWR’s Administrative Basin 96. 

September 3, 2021:  IDWR mailed the 1st round of Notice to File claims in the CFPRBA (Commencement Notice) to property owners within IDWR’s Administrative Basin 97. 

June 15, 2021: Commencement Order for the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille River Basins Adjudication 

October 23, 2020: The State of Idaho filed a petition, requesting the 5th District Court to commence the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille River Basins Adjudication.Ea

Background

The State of Idaho filed a petition requesting the 5th District Court to commence the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille River Basins Adjudication, a legal process in which a court reviews and confirms all existing water rights in the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille River Basins within the state of Idaho.

This adjudication will review all water rights held by local, state, and federal governments, Native American tribes, and private property owners. The court petition includes a request that gives water users in the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille River Basins the option of deferring the filing of small domestic and stockwater claims.

The Clark Fork Adjudication is the third phase of the Northern Idaho Adjudication, following Coeur d’Alene River Basin Adjudication (CSRBA) and the Palouse River Basin Adjudication (PRBA).

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 Group 1Mailed Sept 3, 2021

Filing Deadline:  July 1, 2022

Group 2 – Mailed January 19, 2022

Filing Deadline:  Sept 2, 2022

Group 3 – Mailed March 31, 2022

Filing Deadline:  Oct 28, 2022

Group 4 – Mailed Sept 23, 2022

Filing Deadline:  April 21, 2023

Group 5 – Mailing Pending

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