Changes Sought In State Water Plan

Idaho residents are invited to suggest changes in the State Water Plan. The policy document on water development and conservation is updated every five years.

Possible changes to the existing plan might include an expansion of Idaho Department of Water Resources activities involving endangered species; a move from floodplain control to floodplain management; and a great emphasis on ground-water recharge, according to Bill Graham, the department’s planning bureau chief.<

Six public meetings will be held in April to gather ideas. The Coeur d’Alene meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 16 in the Kootenai County Extension Building, 106 Dalton St. In Lewiston, the meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 17 in the main building of the Ramada Inn, 621 21st St.

Copies of the existing plan are available from the Idaho Water Resources Department, 1301 N. Orchard, Boise 83706.

, DataTimes

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