Report on Governor Little’s Water Summit

Eastern Idaho Water Rights Coalition Members: Governor Little’s first Water Summit was held in the State Capitol yesterday.  It was very well attended by legislators, city leaders, agricultural organizations, and leaders in the water industry.  Issues from all across the state were addressed.  This article from the Capital Press gives a brief summary and comments…

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Water Supply Update

Eastern Idaho Water Rights Coalition Members: This morning was the latest meeting of the Upper Snake River Advisory Committee, which heard reports from the agencies on weather and water forecasts.  As we all know, March was wet and very cold.  NOAA reported that there was only one day in March that matched “normal”.  Every other…

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Lifetime Achievement Award – Louis Thiel

Eastern Idaho Water Rights Coalition Members: At the Idaho Water Users Convention in Boise last week, Louis Thiel received a very deserved lifetime achievement award. I believe Louis and the New Sweden Irrigation District have been members of the Coalition since its inception. Congratulations Louis! Keith Louis Thiel Our final Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Lous Thiel.…

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Bear Lake Legislation

East Idaho Legislators: One of the members of the Eastern Idaho Water Rights Coalition, Bear Lake Watch, is working with Senator Mark Harris and Representatives Josh Wheeler, and Kevin Andrus on a bill to add the Bear Lake to the list of protected lakes in Idaho.  While helping to protect Bear Lake, the legislation preserves…

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Letter of Support for Supplemental Budget for Water Infrastructure

Eastern Idaho Legislators: On behalf of the members of the Eastern Idaho Water Rights Coalition, which consists of cities, irrigation districts, groundwater districts, canal companies, developers, and businesses throughout Eastern Idaho, we write to support the supplemental budget for the Idaho Water Resources Board, as recommended by Governor Little.  The Governor has recommended $150 million…

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Water Supply Update

Eastern Idaho Water Rights Coalition Members: Re. Water Supply Update Last Thursday the Upper Snake River Advisory Committee heard reports from various weather, snow, and water agencies, plus Idaho Power.  While to many it may appear that the East Idaho drought is over, low streamflow, low reservoirs, and low soil moisture will still have a…

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