Teton County to discuss river management on Tuesday, Dec. 10

Teton County officials will review a broad range of alternatives to manage the Snake River this week. The commissioners have scheduled a workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County Administration building to hear findings of a 2013 inventory and stakeholder study, and to answer critical guiding questions for the development of a river management plan.

The county’s consultants, Confluence Research and Consulting, have spent the past six months studying the users, impacts and capacities of the Snake River corridor within Teton County jurisdiction.

According to county officials, the research team will present their findings and conclusions, and work through a step-by-step discussion of critical issues and opportunities for the commissioners to consider.  The results will allow the team to develop a comprehensive management plan to reflect the Board of County Commissioners’ direction.

Meanwhile, a second river-related meeting scheduled for this week has been postponed. A county workshop on the River Park Enhancement Project, a kayak river park proposed near the South Park Bridge, has been delayed to an as-yet-undetermined date due to time constraints.

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