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The protection of instream flows in Idaho Public Deposited

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  • Instream flow protection in western prior appropriation states is a relatively new phenomenon. Integrating instream flow protection measures with the older water law has been accomplished with varying degrees of success. Idaho relies on appropriation of unappropriated water by the Idaho Water Resource Board for protection of instream flows. Idaho's success in protecting instream flows is nominal when compared with neighboring western states. Principal actors in instream flow policy development and administration in Idaho are surveyed to ascertain the areas in which their responsibilities overlap and/or are competitive. Provisions for instream flow are evaluated with reference to legitimization, flexibility, acceptance, and protection of riverine assets and amenities. To be more effective in protecting instream flows the State of Idaho could (1) provide for the legal transfer of water rights to instream uses with the original priority date, (2) arrange for private ownership of instream flow water rights, (3) revise the instream flow beneficial use statute to eliminate discriminatory language, (4) recognize system maintenance requirements in 'minimum' flow assessments, and (5) establish water and energy conservation incentives to enhance instream flow viability in fully appropriated streams.
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