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Palouse River Basin Water Claim

Date: June 10 - June 13, 2019

Media Information Contact: Doug Jones, IDWR Regional Manager, 208-762-2800

IDWR officials to host public workshops in Moscow to assist with water rights claims for the Palouse Basin Adjudication

MOSCOW – (May 8, 2019) - The Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) will host public workshops in mid-May and mid-June to assist the public with filing Palouse River Basin Adjudication (PRBA) water right claims.

IDWR staff will be available at the Latah County Fairgrounds & Events Center in Moscow on May 14-16, and June 11-13, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. IDWR staff will serve the public on a first-come, first-served basis during those hours on all six of those days to answer questions and help people with filing water rights claims.

In April, IDWR sent out approximately 8,000 notices to property owners in north-central Idaho, soliciting water right claims for the Palouse River Basin Adjudication.

Filing complex water rights claims or multiple claims may take more time and could require follow-up through additional appointments or by telephone, e-mail, or written communication.IDWR staff recommends bringing your property tax notice with parcel information, any related water right records, and knowledge of the facts related to the development of water use on your property, especially the date when the water was first used.

Payment of filing fees for water rights claims can be made during the public meetings in Moscow by cash or check only. For cash transactions, please bring the exact amount due.

For additional information, including the filing fee schedule, go to or call:

Adjudication Hotline:(800) 451-4129

Temporary office phone at Latah County Fairgrounds: (208) 519-0396

Northern Region Office: (208) 762-2800

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