IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
APPROPRIATION OF WATER — GENERAL PROVISIONS
42-108A. Leasing of water for hydroelectric generation — Exception to requirement of application to change nature of use. Any person having the right to the beneficial use of a water right may lease the water to a private or public utility doing business in the state of Idaho for hydroelectric generation purposes within the state of Idaho for a period not to exceed one (1) year on application to the department of water resources indicating the name of the owner of the right, the lessor, the lessee, the amount of water leased, the duration of the lease, and the proposed place of use and point of diversion. Such a lease or leases shall not constitute a change in the nature of use of such water nor shall the same constitute an abandonment or forfeiture or any other diminution of such water right.
[42-108A, added 1981, ch. 267, sec. 1, p. 566.]