Water rights holders in the Eastern Snake Plain aquifer have been fighting for decades. The State Water Resource Board thinks they may have a new management plan which could solve the legal battles and stabilize the state's largest and most important aquifer. But the plan needs money and the state may not be able to afford it.
Joan Cartan-Hansen and guests Hal Anderson, Division Administrator for the Idaho Department of Water Resources, and State Legislator and surface water user Senator Charles Coiner explain what the plan would do and debate its future.
This show continues Dialogue's long-standing coverage of the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer issue. View previous shows:
Full Show: "Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer"
Web Extra: "Aquifers and Development"