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Title: Groundwater Districts
Originators: Water Measurement Division
Publisher: Water Measurement Division
Publication place: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publication date: 2006
Data type: vector digital data
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Formal measurement and reporting of water use on a large
scale is relatively new in Idaho. It is an outgrowth of
various conflicts between water users in southern and
eastern Idaho during nearly a decade of drought that began
in 1987. in 1995, the Legislature established a mechanism
for groundwater users to form their own Groundwater
Districts for the purpose of mitigation and litigation
concerning water issues. Groundwater districts and
existing irrigation districts can petition the Department
to be excluded from the Water Measurement District and
perform the water measurement and reporting
responsibilities for water users within their districts.
Jefferson Clark Groundwater District was created November 27, 2006
The Legislature established a mechanism for groundwater
users to form their own Groundwater Districts for the of
mitigation and litigation concerning water issues. Ground
Water districts and existing irrigation districts can
petition the Department to be excluded from the Water
Measurement District and perform the water measurement and
reporting responsibilities for water users within
their districts. To be excluded, the districts must show
that diversions are measured and recorded in an acceptable
manner and upon agreement to submit an annual report of
diversions to the Department in accordance with reporting requirements.
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Person: Geospatial Technology
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Hours of service: 8:00 to 5:00
Address type: mailing
322 East Front Street
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83720
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Data type: vector digital data
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 220.127.116.110
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Beginning date: 1995
Ending date: 2007
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: As needed
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Keywords: Water Measurement
Keyword thesaurus: ESRI Geography Network Thesaurus
Keywords: Idaho, Idaho
Keyword thesaurus: None
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Security classification system: State of Idaho GIS Data Protocol
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