Definitions for "Designated use"
Uses specified in terms of water quality standards for each water body or segment.
An element of a water quality standard, expressed as a narrative statement, describing an appropriate intended human and/or aquatic life objective for a water body. Designated uses for a water body may include: recreation, shellfishing, water supply and/or aquatic life habitat.
a beneficial use assigned to a specific water body in Idaho water quality rules
the desired use a waterbody should support (like fishing or swimming).