IWRB is charged with the development of the Idaho Comprehensive State Water Plan. The plan includes the statewide water policy plan and associated component basin and water body plans which cover specific geographic areas of the state.
On November 28, 2012, IWRB adopted a revised Idaho State Water Plan. The revised plan is the result of extensive public involvement and reflects the changing landscape of water in Idaho. The 2012 plan updates many policies from previous plans and adds policies related to new water management issues.
Proposed Change to the State Water Plan - New Sustainability Section
At the request of Governor Otter, IWRB has developed a proposed change to the Idaho State Water Plan through the addition of a new Sustainability section. The proposed Sustainability section is the result of a robust public involvement process.
The public comment period will commence on Friday, May 20, 2016, and will remain open through the close of business on Friday, September 30, 2016. Comments can be submitted by email to SWP@idwr.idaho.gov; by postal mail to IWRB, ATTN: SWP, P. O. Box 83720-0098, Boise, ID 83720-0098; or, through testimony at any of the scheduled public hearings.
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Seven public hearings will be held with a brief information meeting immediately preceding each hearing.
For more information about these and other public hearings, visit the Board Hearings page.
2012 Revision Process
During the public comment period from June 18, 2012 through September 21, 2012, seven public hearings were held and written comments and exhibits were submitted. After considering the comments and testimony, the assigned board committee made recommendations that are reflected in the current plan.