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     Meeting Set For 2017-2018 Water Supply Outlook

          A public session to discuss the 2017-2018 Idaho water supply outlook and agency projects will be held in Boise on November 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Washington Group Plaza in Boise, officials have announced.

          The morning session will provide an update on current climate conditions, reservoir storage and weather outlooks for the coming winter.  The afternoon session will include updates by different agencies. There will also be opportunities to interact and provide input at the meeting. The meeting is free and open to the public.  It is being co-hosted by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Idaho Department of Water Resources, Idaho Power Company, US Army Corps of Engineers and PNW Climate Impacts Research Consortium.

          The meeting will be held in "The Auditorium" located in the Plaza at 720 Park Blvd in Boise.  Officials ask that individuals attending the meeting park across the street on the south side of Park Blvd. Click here to see a locator map

          If you have questions or want to suggest agenda items for the meeting, please contact any of the below individuals.

Ron Abramovich Ron.Abramovich@id.usda.gov
Kathie Dello kdello@coas.oregonstate.edu
Brandon Hobbs Brandon.W.Hobbs@usace.army.mil
David Hoekema David.Hoekema@idwr.idaho.gov
Mel Kunkel MKunkel@idahopower.com

Registration Now Open For Water Law Seminar

     Registration is now open for the 34th IWUA Water Law Seminar November 9-10 at The Riverside Hotel in Boise.  This year's seminar has a wide variety of speakers and panels dealing with a wide variety of topics including

  • "Winds of Change" with IWUA Executive Director Paul Arrington;

  • "A New Administration & Western Water Issues by L. Michael Bogert of Parsons Behle & Latimer;

  • "Taking the Lead: An Idaho Pilot Project for Salmon Recovery" by Paul Kline, Idaho Department of Fish & Game;

  • "Columbia River Treaty - Developing the Idaho Position" by John K. Simpson of Barker Rosholt & Simpston LLP & Will Hart, Executive Director Idaho Consumer Owner Utilities Association

     Another highlight of the two-day seminar is scheduled for Thursday, November 10 titled: SNOWMAGEDDON 2017!, It is a full morning program dealing with the huge water year Idaho experienced this year.  Topics will include "How Big Was the 2016/2017 Winter Snowpack," "Lessons Learned From Snowmageddon 2017," and "Flooding & Your Facilities: What is the Law." Also scheduled  is a special  presentation from an official from the California Department of Water Resources Security and Emergency Management Program that deals with the Oroville Dam crisis earlier this year.

     Registration information and on-line hotel reservation links are provided below.    

  REGISTRATION AND PROGRAM                                                     ON-LINE HOTEL RESERVATIONS  

                                                           

The IWUA September Newsletter is now available.  Click HERE to view a copy

EPA Sets Teleconferences, Meetings on Revision

of Clean Water Act "Waters of the United States" Definition

          The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army (the agencies) will hold ten teleconferences to hear from stakeholders their recommendations to revise the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The teleconferences will run throughout the fall on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern Time, beginning on September 19, 2017. In addition, the agencies will hold an in-person meeting with small entities on October 23, 2017 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am Eastern Time.

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Mark Your Calendar

November 9-10, 2017 – IWUA 34th Water Law Seminar – The Riverside Hotel - Boise

November 15-17, 2017 – NWRA Annual Convention – Loews Ventana Canyon – Tucson, AZ

January 23-25, 2018 – IWUA Annual Convention – The Riverside Hotel – Boise

 


IWUA is organized to promote, aid and assist the development, control, conservation, preservation and utilization of the water   resources of the State of Idaho and to cooperate with similar organizations in other states.  IWUA represents irrigation water users, municipalities, hydropower, aquaculture, agri-businesses and businesses interested in the perpetuation of wise water use in Idaho and our nation. The Idaho Water Users Association consists of approximately 300 irrigation districts and canal companies, agri-businesses, public water supply organizations, professional firms and individuals from around the state that manage water supplies for more than 2 million acres of irrigated Idaho farmland.

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