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"The U.S. Government and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe filed "limited" petitions for rehearing with the Idaho Supreme Court. The petitions ask the court to reconsider its unanimous (5-0) denial of the tribe's federal reserved water rights claims for commercial purpose.
They did not ask for reconsideration on any other issue (e.g., control of the lake and off reservation claims."

We WON!!!

NWPOA gathered objectors who wanted to maintain their water rights.  
The Idaho Supreme Court ruled that the Coeur d'Alene Tribe has no water rights to and doesn't control the entire lake.
Thank you to all that objected, to all of our members who supported us, and Norm Semanko.
Water rights and Avista

Hydro One and Avista

NWPOA played a crucial role in defeating Hydro One's attempt to acquire Avista.​
We appreciate your support of NWPOA, Norm Semanko and the Avista Customer Group.
water adjudication

Water Adjudication

Federal Reserved Water Rights for any entity should be carefully vetted.
The Coeur d'Alene/
Spokane River Basin Adjudication is done.
The Clark Fork - Pend Orielle Basin Adjudication is starting up.

Water Rights Concerns

WOTUS was ruled to be unlawful under the CWA. Click here to read more!
The Idaho Dept. of Water Resources has a webpage that is a great resource.
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