Idaho Department of Water Resources Updated:08/2020

IDWR manages water in the State of Idaho via water allocation and distribution processes. Here you will find information pertaining to the recording, processing, changing, storing and adjudications of all water rights. Want to know how water is distributed in the 70 active water districts in Idaho? Read below for more answers!

  • About Water Rights
    • Water rights authorize the use of public water by private individuals and organizations. Water right are real property rights much like property rights in land. Get answers to frequently asked questions and search for records here.
  • Adjudication
    • An adjudication is a court action for the determination of existing water rights, which results in a decree that confirms and defines each water right. The purpose is to catalog and confirm through the court all water rights and to which property those water rights belong.
  • Water Districts & Other Water-Related Districts
    • Water districts and other water-related districts are government entities with authority to raise assessments for purpose of making local improvements or to assist state agencies in performing certain statutory functions.
  • Ground Water Management & Critical Ground Water Areas
    • The IDWR Director is granted authority for designating areas for regulating ground water withdrawals from aquifers subject to insufficient supplies based on ground water level trends.

Regional Offices

We have divided the state into four regions to better serve the public. Each region has a full service regional office where you can receive assistance with water management and adjudication matters.

 

State Office

IDAHO WATER CENTER
322 E FRONT ST STE 648
BOISE ID 83702-7371

(208) 287-4800
(208) 287-6700
idwrinfo@idwr.idaho.gov

 

Parking is located under the building with the entry at Front Street and Avenue A. The first hour is free. Each additional hour is $1.00 with a daily maximum of $10.00. Click here for a map of the Idaho Water Center parking.

Western Regional Office

2735 W AIRPORT WAY
BOISE ID 83705-5082

(208) 334-2190
(208) 334-2348
westerninfo@idwr.idaho.gov

Northern Regional Office

7600 N MINERAL DR STE 100
COEUR D ALENE ID 83815-7763

(208) 762-2800
(208) 762-2819
northerninfo@idwr.idaho.gov

Southern Regional Office

650 ADDISON AVE W STE 500
TWIN FALLS ID 83301-5858

(208) 736-3033
(208) 736-3037
southerninfo@idwr.idaho.gov

Eastern Regional Office

900 N SKYLINE DR STE A
IDAHO FALLS ID 83402-1718

(208) 525-7161
(208) 525-7177
easterninfo@idwr.idaho.gov

Salmon Field Office

102 S WARPATH
SALMON ID 83467-4435

(208) 742-0658
(208) 287-6700

 


Contact Idaho Department of Water Resources

REMINDER: This listing is a free service of IdahoLandCAN.
Idaho Department of Water Resources is not employed by or affiliated with the Idaho Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.

 

Contact Idaho Department of Water Resources

Gary Spackman
Director
322 East Front Street STE 648
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID  83702-7371
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Idaho