Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer (ESPA) Comprehensive Aquifer Management Plan (CAMP)
The Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer
The Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer (ESPA) is a key element of southern Idaho's economy and covers approximately 10,800 square miles of Idaho. The ESPA region produces approximately 21 percent of all goods and services with in the State of Idaho resulting in an estimated value of $10B annually. Water is the critical element for this productivity.
For a variety of reasons, groundwater levels in parts of the ESPA declined, leading to a cumulative decrease in aquifer storage, decreased spring flows and changing Snake River flows that resulted in insufficient water supplies to satisfy existing beneficial uses. The Idaho Water Resource Board, at the request of the Idaho State Legislature, prepared and submitted a Comprehensive Aquifer Management Plan to address the water supply-and-demand imbalance.
The Comprehensive Aquifer Management Plan
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