Comprehensive State Water Planning

The Idaho Water Resource Board is responsible for planning for the conservation, development, use, and management of water resources in the state of Idaho. Planning is accomplished through three primary programs: the Idaho State Water Plan; comprehensive basin planning; and comprehensive aquifer planning. The State Water Plan contains policies which are the guiding framework for water resources in Idaho. Comprehensive basin planning is a program in which regional water resources in a specific river basin, waterway, aquifer, or geologic areas are inventoried, assessed, and values are protected. The comprehensive aquifer planning program is designed to plan for addressing future water needs and proactively avoiding conflicts over competing water needs in the future.


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For more information on the Comprehensive Planning process, please contact:

Water Planning Bureau
Brian Patton, Bureau Manager
Phone: (208) 287-4800