Welcome to the Bear River Commission's Website

The Bear River Commission was created in 1958 pursuant to the Bear River Compact (as amended PL 96-189) between the states of Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. The Commission is composed of nine gubernatorial appointed Commissioners, three from each of the signatory states, as well as a Federal Commissioner appointed by the President, who serves as Chairman without vote. The responsibility of the Commission is to carry out the provisions of the Bear River Compact. The Compact defines its purposes as follows:

The Major purposes of this Compact are to remove the causes of present and future controversy over the distribution and use of the waters of the Bear River; to provide for efficient use of water for multiple purposes; to permit additional development of the water resources of Bear River; to promote interstate comity; and to accomplish an equitable apportionment of the waters of the Bear River among the compacting States.

The purposes of this web page are to provide information regarding the function and activities of the Bear River Commission, to serve as a repository for key documents and to provide links to the information and data used in the equitable distribution of the waters of the Bear River.

Announcements and Items of Interest

As part of its 20-year review of the Bear River Compact, the Bear River Commission is seeking public input on whether or not there is a need to amend the Compact.  Please click above for additional information on the Commission, the Compact and the review process and see below for details on upcoming public meetings and instructions for submitting written comments.


20-Year Compact Review - Schedule of Public Meetings




Evanston, Wyoming

Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.

Uinta County Library

701 Main Street

Evanston, WY 82930

Logan, Utah

Tuesday, October 10, 7:00 p.m.

Cache County Administration Building

179 North Main Street

Logan, UT 84321

Grace, Idaho

Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.

Grace American Legion Hall

105 North 1st West (corner of 1st N and 1st W)

Grace, ID  83241

Montpelier, Idaho

Thursday, October 12, 7:00 p.m.

Oregon/California Trail Center

320 North 4th Street

Montpelier, ID 83254

Salt Lake City, Utah

Thursday, November 2, 7:00 p.m.

Utah DNR Building

1594 W. North Temple Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84116




















Written comments are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017, and can be submitted to the below addresses:


Via Mail


Bear River Commission

Re:  20-Year Compact Review

106 West 500 South, Suite 101

Bountiful, Utah  84010


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Via Email





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