Accession Number : ADA323057

Title :   Protecting Instream Flows in Idaho: An Administrative Case Study.

Descriptive Note : Instream flow info. paper, no. 15,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE FORT COLLINS CO WESTERN ENERGY AND LAND USE TEAM

Personal Author(s) : Olive, Stewart W.

PDF Url : ADA323057

Report Date : SEP 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : This paper is the third in a series depicting how particular States have protected instream uses of water. The purpose of the series is to detail, historically, the four routes through which States have established instream flow protection systems. The four routes taken by the States are: (1) the reservation of water for instream flows; (2) the incorporation of instream flow standards into regional water quality plans; (3) the appropriation of water for instream flows; and (4) the administrative protection of instream flows through the exercise of State government authority in issuing, refusing, and conditioning water use permits. This paper discusses Idaho's system, which protects instream uses of water by appropriating flows for certain segments of rivers and streams. The intended audience for this papers includes individuals concerned with State water plans and State water administration, government agency personnel, and the general public. This paper provides a basic look at the institutional processes in the management of instream uses of water. This paper discusses the basic water law system in Idaho, which is important because any attempt to establish a system of instream flow protection must work within the framework of the law. This paper also provides an analysis of Idaho's governmental decisions about water allocation.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *WATER POLLUTION, *STREAMFLOW ANALYSIS, WATER FLOW, FRESH WATER, GROUND WATER, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, WATER QUALITY, WATER RESOURCES, HABITATS, ENDANGERED SPECIES, WILDLIFE, STREAMS, RESERVOIRS, WATER DISTRIBUTION, STATE LAW, WATER CONSERVATION, IDAHO, WATER ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE