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CASE STUDIES IN COLLABORATION: THE LOWER BOISE RIVER TRADING PROJECT AND THE SNAKE RIVER – HELLS CANYON TMDLS
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Watershed Management to Meet Water Quality Standards and Emerging TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) Proceedings of the Third Conference 5-9 March 2005 (Atlanta, Georgia USA) Publication Date 5 March 2005 701P0105.(doi:10.13031/2013.18062)
Authors: Thomas V. Dupuis, Robbin W. Finch, Daniel V. Steenson, J.D. Ringert Clark Chartered
Keywords: TMDL, trading, innovation, cost effective, use refinement, use attainability analysis, allocations, collaboration
Agricultural, municipal, industrial, and environmental stakeholders began collaborating in 1990
to address water quality improvements in the Lower Boise River watershed. Preliminary
analysis indicated that water quality concerns could be addressed through additional control of
both point and nonpoint discharges in the watershed. It was also recognized that refinements in
water quality standards were needed and new market-based tools (e.g., trading) would aid in
implementing cost effective pollution reductions. Lower Boise River Water Quality Plan, Inc.
was formed in 1994 to protect appropriate designated uses of the Boise River and to ensure that
related expenditures provide real environmental benefits.