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Protecting instream flows in Idaho

Stewart W Olive

Protecting instream flows in Idaho

an administrative case study

by Stewart W Olive

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Published by Western Energy and Land Use Team, Office of Biological Services, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stream ecology -- Idaho

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Stewart W. Olive
    SeriesInstream flow information paper -- no. 15
    ContributionsWestern Energy and Land Use Team
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 30 p. ;
    Number of Pages30
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13606421M
    LC Control Number82600583

    To protect the water in our rivers, ICL monitors new water right applications and engages in them when they threaten the instream river values Idahoans love. We also advocate at the state level for programs to help Idaho’s biggest users of water-primarily agriculture- do more with less water as we face the uncertainties of climate change. The Columbia River basin consists of several different physiographic regions. There are alpine and subalpine environments in its mountainous regions (the Cascades, Rockies, and related subchains), an arid and semiarid Columbia Plateau and other interior areas, and a more humid lower Columbia River.

    (1) instream flows dedicated to environmental needs or inflows to the state's bay and estuary systems; or (2) other similar beneficial uses. Text of subsection as added by Acts , 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. (H.B. 3), Sec.   Professor Kibel is the author of the forthcoming book What Remains of the River: Water Rights Reconciled to Instream Flow. For an expanded analysis of the ways that state water law can serve as the legal basis for keeping water instream, see Paul Stanton Kibel, California Rushes In: Keeping Water Instream for Fisheries Without Federal Law,

    FLOW Speaker Profiles. Robert A. (Bob) Metcalfe is a research scientist in the Aquatic Research and Monitoring Section, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Adjunct Professor, Environmental & Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University, Peterborough Ontario. He has also served as Director of the Institute for Watershed Science, Trent University.   Like prospective new consumptive uses, instream flows generally lose out when states refuse to require existing uses to comply with established laws and water right conditions.() Flow restoration efforts are also undermined by laws and attitudes restricting water right transfers and leases for instream use.() For example, Idaho law.


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Protecting instream flows in Idaho by Stewart W Olive Download PDF EPUB FB2

Idaho's success in protecting instream flows is nominal when compared with neighboring western states. Principal actors in instream flow policydevelopment and administration in Idaho are surveyed to ascertain the areas in which their responsibilities overlap and/or are competitive. Idaho's Minimum Stream Flow Program was approved by the Legislature in to preserve stream flows and lake elevations for public health, safety, and welfare.

The minimum stream flow is the amount of flow necessary to preserve desired stream values, including fish and wildlife habitat, aquatic life, navigation and transportation, recreation.

Get this from a library. Protecting instream flows in Idaho: an administrative case study. [Stewart W Olive; Western Energy and Land Use Team.]. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

About instream flows. Instream flows are an element of water and river management — finding ways to maintain healthy and diverse ecosystems that are part of Washington’s high quality of life, while sustaining basic life functions and economies.

Setting instream flows protects the river from new withdrawals that would harm instream resources. natural flows are altered, often resulting in significant losses of irreplaceable aquatic habitat.

Resource managers responsible for protecting flows for fisheries, wildlife, recreation, and aesthetics face an increas ingly difficult task. Many states facing similar problems have developed comprehensive instream flow management.

Protecting instream flows in Idaho: an administrative case study / By Stewart W. Olive, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service., Geological Survey (U.S.), Western Energy and Land Use Team.

Cooperative Instream Flow Service Group. and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Office of Biological Services. Abstract "September "Also cooperating: Geological. The revised edition of “Instream Flows for Riverine Resource Stewardship” is a comprehensive and in-depth treatment of the science, legal, institutional, and public policy aspects of instream flows.

The first edition was published in March and sold out two printings without any promotion. In Idaho, instream flows protection under state law seeks to protect the minimum flow (or minimum lake level) necessary to “protect fish and wildlife habitat, aquatic life, navigation, transportation, recreation, water quality or aesthetic beauty” (Idaho Code, Chap Title 42).

Decisions and rules affect instream flows. Rules protecting streamflows evolved over time. Early instream flow rules set instream flows for rivers and streams, established requirements for new water right permits, and often closed surface waters to new diversions.

Recently adopted rules set instream flows for rivers and streams, set up the requirements for new water uses under permits or.

Page Contact Information: Idaho Water Data Maintainer Page Last Modified: EDT vaww Idaho Power Payment Processing P.O. Box Carol Stream, IL Station Number Station name Date/Time Gage height, feet Dis-charge, ft3/s Temper-ature, water, deg C Long-term median flow. An illustration of an open book.

Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Opportunities to Protect Instream Flows in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Item Preview and preliminary evaluation of promising opportunities for protecting instream uses of water under existing laws in Oregon.

Station Number Station name Daily mean stream-flow (ft3/s) 7/28 Daily mean stream-flow (ft3/s) 7/29 Change (ft3/s) BEAR RIVER AT BORDER, WY. The final chapter briefly summarizes some of the major themes of the book and lists the various methods relying on state and federal law that are available for protecting instream flow.

The chapter closes with some observations about the effort to achieve a reasonable balance between instream and Price: $ ISF flows were first established in the northwestern states as an outgrowth from the concern over anadromous fish populations and their ability to build upon hydroelectric power related water rights which had instream type characteristics Accordingly, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho have ISF programs dating back to the mid-twentieth century.

The Idaho Water Resource Board is authorized to acquire water rights without diversions. These water rights are called "instream flow" water rights and are typically authorized for purposes of protecting some public interest in a natural stream or lake such as recreation, wildlife, or natural beauty.

The protection of instream flows in the east is also driven by statutes that define reasonable use, some of which explicitly protect fisheries, water quality and other instream values. In the United States, federal legislation also plays an important role in protecting instream values-primarily through hydropower licensing requirements.

Book. Full-text available optimum amount of water to instream uses. Studies in Idaho demonstrated that optimum flows that balance benefits and costs can be ten times greater than minimum flows. Higher flows protect sensitive, coldwater species like trout and salmon from harmful or even lethal water temperatures.

Aquatic habitat: Pools, runs and secondary channels are deeper, more varied and more abundant when flow is higher, and this allows a river or stream .flow,” “minimum instream flow,” or “minimum water flows or levels.” cology uses the term “instream flows” to refer to all of these.

flows play a critical role in maintaining groundwater levels and water levels for other surface water bodies, such as wetlands, lakes, and .In Idaho, new allocations of ground water were made until approximately This paper provides a progress report on state laws and programs for protecting environmental flows of water in.