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8/3/16 – Idaho’s Water Resources

Last week there was an AP story about State officials proposing an East Snake River Plain Aquifer Groundwater Management Area, the function of which would be to formulate a plan where farmers and other groundwater users would be subject to limitations on how much they consume.

Officials say that recent water calls have led to crisis management issues, and a more comprehensive management system is needed. A number of farmers, on the other hand, say they’re opposed to the plan, that it appears rushed, and that there have already been drastic cutbacks in usage.

Today’s episode is an encore from a couple of years ago, taking a look at the Snake River Plain Aquifer and the organizations responsible for monitoring and maintaining it. My guests were Neeley Miller and Cynthia Bridge Clark with the Idaho Department of Water Resources. You can listen to the original episode here.

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