Drought Emergency Declarations

Drought emergency declarations are issued by IDWR and are approved by the Idaho governor. IDWR drought declarations apply only to the administrative processing of applications for temporary changes of water rights. They do not apply to issues such as financial or disaster support. Water right changes made under the provisions of an emergency drought declaration expire at the end of the current year unless extended or terminated by the IDWR Director.

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County / Area Date Declared
June 8, 2015
April 20, 2015
April 10, 2015
April 10, 2015

Drought Archives:

View an archive of Drought Emergency Declarations issued by the IDWR Director and approved by the Governor over previous years.

Additional Information:


  • 42-222A - Outlines the water right actions allowed following declaration of a drought emergency.