Leading Idaho for Coeur d'Alene Lake

Beginning in 2021, Idaho Gov. Brad Little began allocating funds for projects that reduce phosphorus loading to Coeur d'Alene Lake under the Leadin...

June 4, 2023
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Beginning in 2021, Idaho Gov. Brad Little began allocating funds for projects that reduce phosphorus loading to Coeur d'Alene Lake under the Leading Idaho Initiative. Since then, a total of $33 million has been allocated for this purpose. Gov. Little appointed the Coeur d'Alene Lake Advisory Committee to oversee the allocation of these funds and tasked them with selecting projects from the pool of applications that were expected to effectively improve Coeur d'Alene Lake's water quality. This was on the heels of water quality trend reports that showed phosphorus levels in the lake creeping up — not something lake managers with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe wanted to see.

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