Treasure Valley Comprehensive Aquifer Management Planning

Framework Development


Within the context of long-range planning, the Board will undertake studies looking at what may influence water supply and demand during the 50 year planning time horizon. A study of climate change impacts will be conducted as part of the CAMP and results will be incorporated into strategies for adapting to change. Future demands for water resources, such as population changes and social needs, will also be studied to help determine the scale of strategies which may need to be developed.

The Board hired Collaborative Processes® to provide professional facilitation during the initial phase of advisory committee efforts and to assist in the public participation process. General guidelines for the TV CAMP are:

  1. The process will be open and public
  2. Plan will be comprehensive but have sideboards
  3. Plan framework should include interim measures that may be implemented before a comprehensive plan is final
  4. Plan should address
    1. Aquifer Management Goals
    2. Level of management designed to adjust water demand, and legally and administratively define available water supply
    3. Funding mechanisms for implementation of management alternatives
  5. Context for the plan framework
    1. Legal constraints and precedents
    2. Technical/modeling tools
    3. Existing studies and plans


Map of the Treasure Valley CAMP area (click to enlarge) Treasure Valley CAMP brochure
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