Gov. Butch Otter has scheduled his long-promised “water summit” for April 17th in Burley. “The Idaho Supreme Court’s March 5 ruling that the state has authority to manage ground water and surface water as a single resource cleared the way for that summit to occur,” the governor said in a statement. “The Idaho Department of Water Resources and my staff have been working hard the past few weeks to put the summit together. I’m happy to announce that it will occur April 17 in Burley, and that a list of principle and supporting participants in the negotiations is on its way to completion. I will be personally involved and will do my best to ensure the summit is a success.”
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