Idaho water is owned and managed by the State of Idaho. Water users apply to the state for the right to use the public waters and if approved the users have a water right that becomes a private property right. However there are conditions, exclusions and regulations that affect the use of and viability of a water right. Water laws and water regulations can be very complicated and confusing.
There are many state and federal authorities responsible for water management; including water use, water quality, stream channel alterations, dams and impoundments and other environmental and right of way rules and regulations.
Idaho Water Engineering experts are experienced regulators themselves and they understand the complexities of the various laws and rules and what is needed to get the necessary approvals and permits for your project.