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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 129
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SCR129.........................................by RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT
MINIMUM STREAMFLOW - States findings of the Legislature; and approves an
application to appropriate water for minimum streamflow on sections of the
02/11 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/12 Rpt prt - to Res/Env
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2002
IN THE SENATE
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 129
BY RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 APPROVING APPLICATION TO APPROPRIATE WATER FOR MINIMUM STREAMFLOW.
3 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
4 WHEREAS, the Idaho Water Resource Board may apply for a permit to appro-
5 priate unappropriated waters of any stream to establish a minimum streamflow;
7 WHEREAS, under the provisions of Section 42-1503, Idaho Code, an approved
8 application shall not become finally effective until affirmatively acted upon
9 by the Legislature, except that if the Legislature fails to act prior to the
10 end of the regular session to which the application was submitted, the appli-
11 cation shall be considered approved; and
12 WHEREAS, on December 21, 2001, the Department of Water Resources approved
13 three applications by issuing a Final Order authorizing the appropriation of
14 water for minimum streamflows on the Clearwater River tributary to the Snake
15 River as follows:
17 Number: 85-07583
18 Rate of Flow: 3,515 cubic feet per second ("cfs") from December 1 through
19 July 31; 1,836 cfs from August 1 through November 30.
20 Location: Beginning at the confluence of the South Fork Clearwater
21 and the Middle Fork Clearwater River in Lot 7 (SW 1/4 NE
22 1/4), Section 5, T32N, R4E, B.M. and extending downstream
23 approximately 34 miles to the confluence with North Fork
24 Clearwater River in Lot 8 (NW 1/4 SE 1/4 SE 1/4), Section
25 33, T37N, R1E, B.M.
26 Purpose: Instream use for the protection of fish and wildlife habi-
27 tat, aquatic life, and recreational uses.
28 Priority Date: July 30, 1992.
30 Number: 86-07318
31 Rate of Flow: 5,750 cfs from November 1 through July 31; 4,350 cfs from
32 August 1 through October 31.
33 Location: Beginning at the confluence with the North Fork Clearwater
34 River in Lot 8 (NW 1/4 SE 1/4 SE 1/4), Section 33, T37N,
35 R1E, and extending downstream approximately 27 miles to the
36 confluence with the Potlatch River in Lot 13 (NW 1/4 SW 1/4
37 SW 1/4), Section 7, T36N, R3W, B.M.
38 Purpose: Instream use for the protection of fish and wildlife habi-
39 tat, aquatic life, and recreational uses.
40 Priority Date: July 30, 1992.
42 Number: 86-07345
1 Rate of Flow: 5,910 cfs from November 1 through July 31; 4,498 cfs from
2 August 1 through October 31.
3 Location: Beginning at the confluence with the Potlatch River in Lot
4 13 (NW 1/4 SW 1/4 SW 1/4), Section 7, T36N, R3W, B.M. and
5 extending downstream approximately 13 miles to the begin-
6 ning of backwater from the reservoir behind Lower Granite
7 Dam in Lots 1 and 6 (SW 1/4 NE 1/4), Section 32, T36N, R5W,
9 Purpose: Instream use for the protection of fish and wildlife habi-
10 tat, aquatic life, and recreational uses.
11 Priority Date: July 30, 1992.
12 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
13 sion of the Fifty-sixth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Repre-
14 sentatives concurring therein, that the same is hereby approved subject to the
15 conditions and limitations contained in the Final Order issued by the Depart-
16 ment of Water Resources on December 21, 2001.