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welcomes our new

Executive Vice President

Mr. Dale Nellor

Idaho Water Users Association's Headgate Program is well underway

November 15, 2022, marked the beginning of Class #2 of the Idaho Water Users Association’s (IWUA) leadership development program, Headgate. Headgate was specifically designed by IWUA to provide leadership skills for water user organizations. Headgate consists of 3 two-day sessions and provides a broad range of water and leadership training. Week one included a challenge course, team building exercises (i.e. playing board games!) as well as discussions on the history of water in Idaho, laws and regulations every water leader should know, public speaking and time management. If the off hours, class members even competed in an axe throwing tournament!

NWRA 2022 Leadership Forum and Annual Conference Recap

Congratulations to our 2022 Award and Recognition Program honorees.

Distinguished Service

Theodore C. Cooke

Tom Buschatzke

Ian Lyle

James W. Trull President’s Award

Craig Simpson

Patrick Sigl

Lifetime Achievement

Gary Esslinger

Rusty Jardine

Tom Knutson

Bill Plummer

Dave Roberts

Ernie Schank


Jerry Gladbach

Water Statesman

N.D. State Representative James E. Schmidt

Water Buffalo

Wade Noble

Leadership Forum and Annual Conference Photos

“Idaho Water Users Association (IWUA) executive team visits LOID project."

Members of the Idaho Water Users Association (IWUA) executive team gather in Lewiston, Idaho to tour the Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District (LOID) project. The tour started at the headwaters of the LOID system and followed the diversion and winding canals to Mann Lake, where the water is pumped into the LOID delivery pipelines. In the near future, as part of the “Lewiston Orchards Exchange Project” – a settlement agreement with the Nez Perce Tribe aimed at restoring streams and tribal fisheries – LOID will transition away from its historical delivery systems and transition to a series of wells.”

Sisk Dam Safety Project

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently broke ground at th San Luis Reservoir on its B.F. Sisk Dam Safety Modification Project, a billion-dollar initiative designed to reduce the potential of seismic event risks to the infrastructure. The multimillion dollar project received a major investment infusion via the  that received an investment infusion through Public Law 117-58, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was enacted in November of 2021 and that was supported by NWRA.


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