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Dear TLIA Member and Individual Water Right Holder,

You recently received a Letter from the Department of Water Resources in the Matter of Sytle’s Petition for Declaratory Ruling regarding the distribution of water to water right No. 95-0734.  This issue is of interest to all water right holders within Water District 95C.  Decisions, in this case, may impact your water-right and beneficial use in the future.

Twin Lakes Improvement Association Water Right No. 95-0934 was established in 1906 to store water in the lake from 0 feet to 6’4.” Twin Lakes Improvement Association is entitled to store and make beneficial use of stored water in Twin Lakes.  Your Individual water-right beneficial use is found in your particular water right license.

Twin Lakes Improvement Association’s Board had retained counsel to protect our water storage rights interest. To help you as an individual water right holder, a legal motion has been developed for your use with no legal cost to you. For individual use find attached a template for the petitions to intervene.  It is in Word format, so changes can be made as desired.  Each water user must submit his/her own Petition to Intervene to IDWR, along with the required $25 filing fee, checks made out to IDWR. You will need to fill in your name, address, telephone number and water right number blanks at the top of the form. (Water Right Number is not required if you can’t find it) You also need to date, sign and fill in your name in at the end of the Petition and on the Certificate of Service. Mail a copy to the Petitioners Attorney Michael P Lawrence before May 8th, 2017, address on the certificate of service page.

The TLIA Board encourages you to get educated on the issues and exercise your rights as a water right holder within Water District 95 C.  If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact any TLIA Board Member.  The electronic Petition to intervene can be found on the TLIA website.

Key dates:

  • Letters to intervene must be filed with IDWR by May 8th, 2017 with 25.00 filing fee checks made out to IDWR
  • Pre-Conference hearing held on May 22, 2017, at 1:00 pm PST  Kootenai County Commissioners Building Meeting room 1A, Located at 451 Government Way CDA ID.  If you file to intervene, you must be represented in person or by phone. If participating by phone, dial 1 720 279 0026 and enter guest code  When Prompted: 581193#
  • Water District 95 C Meeting on May 23rd, 2017, 7 pm at the Twin Low Camp where a new watermaster will be elected as well as a water advisory board. This is an important meeting all water right holders should attend.
  • July 8th 2017 TLIA Annual Meeting, 9:00 am to 12:00 TwinLakes Elementry School
  • Beer Brat and Band Fundraiser Aug 12th 2017 Shrine Club Hayden Idaho 6- 9 pm

 May 2017  Petition to Intervene (PDF) 

May 2017 Petition to Intervene (Word) 

IDWR Issued Watermaster Instructions




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Who Controls the Lake Levels?
Lake Levels are maintained between 10’ 4” (high water) and 6’4” (low water) and monitored by the Flood Control District #17. This organization is chaired by John Eixenberger which meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 7PM at The Twin Village Office. This meeting is open to the public. You are encouraged to attend to learn more about the delicate balance of flooding and ensuring all water right holders can receive the necessary water they need. There is a link to the daily lake level data on the TLIA website. There is more information regarding the Flood Control District #17 (High Water) as well as the Twin Lakes Water District #95c (Low Water) on their website at

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