Waterways Management Plan Jurisdictions

What roles do the various jurisdictions plan in waterways management?

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The primary land and resource managers working in Valley County include:
Valley County

Plays various roles from planning and zoning review, building permits, stormwater management, sewer districts, and public safety enforcement within unincorporated Valley County and public waterbodies. Regulation authority is outlined in the Code ordinances to protect the health, safety, and welfare of residents and visitors.

City of McCall

Similar to the County, within City limits McCall has jurisdiction to zone and permit various land uses and infrastructure. The City Parks and Recreation department manages recreational facilities and concessions on city owned land adjacent to Payette Lake.

Idaho Department of Lands

Land manager, recreation manager of launch facilities

Idaho State Parks

Land manager, recreation manager (Lake Cascade)

Idaho Fish & Game

Land manager, resource manager – health of recreational fisheries, establishes rules and seasons for hunting and fishing.

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

Resource manager – protection of air, land and water; implements state environmental programs /federal protection laws  for the US EPA.

Bureau of Reclamation

Water management (Lake Cascade, Deadwood Reservoir) for hydroelectric power production and irrigation.


Land and resource manager, multi-use management direction

General Information

For more information:

Reach out to the project management team:

Kristina Kachur, Logan Simpson
Consultant Program Manager

Cynda Herrick
Valley County
Project Manager

Michelle Groenevelt
City of McCall
Project Manager