North Ada County Hydrogeologic Investigation
The Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) is conducting a detailed investigation of North Ada County to obtain a better understanding of the hydrogeology of the area with respect to the ground water resources available for allocation. The project will result in a comprehensive report that summarizes the hydrogeology of North Ada County and provide a detailed water budget to be used in support of water management decisions in the area.
North Ada County is currently undergoing intense land and water resource development in an area that has been historically undeveloped and the ground water resources are not fully understood. Ground water is currently being sought as the water supply for the large development projects proposed in the area.
The North Ada County Hydrogeologic investigation is being conducted as one technical component to the Treasure Valley Comprehensive Aquifer Planning and Management Program (CAMP). The water management plan for the Treasure Valley will be designed to address water supply and demand issues looking out 50 years into the future. This investigation will provide the technical information to characterize the surface and ground water resources in the North Ada County portion of the Treasure Valley.
Funding for this project is based on the 2008 Legislature approval of House Bill 428 and House Bill 644 establishing the Statewide Comprehensive Aquifer Planning and Management Program (42-1779) and the Aquifer Planning and Management Fund (42-1780). The timeline for this project is from 2009 through 2012.
Purpose and Objectives
The purpose of this project is to provide a scientific foundation for management of the water resources in North Ada County. The study will result in the development of a comprehensive technical report of the ground water systems in North Ada County to be used in water management decisions of the area. Specific objectives include the following:
Technical Working Group
Meetings & Important Dates
Archived Meeting Documents2007 2008 2009
Water Right Orders & Applications
*This website is being developed as part of the North Ada County Hydrogeologic Investigation.