IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES — WATER RESOURCE BOARD
42-1736B. Water resource policy actions. (1) All future filings, permits and decrees on the unappropriated waters of this state shall be determined with respect to the effect such filings, permits and decrees will have on the minimum daily flow of the affected stream or river, or on the maintenance level of the affected lake or reservoir.
(2) All water plans and development projects proposed by the water resource board shall be subject to review and approval of the legislature, except that those projects funded from the water resource board revolving development account of less than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) need not have prior legislative approval.
(3) In further recognition of the authority granted by law to the water resource board by the provisions of section 42-1734, Idaho Code, and in further recognition of the right of the legislature to review and approve the actions of the water resource board, the water resource board is specifically directed:
(a) To inventory all of the unappropriated waters of this state;
(b) To recommend to the legislature appropriations in trust for the people of Idaho for specific purposes;
(c) To develop a list of specific proposals for storage of any unappropriated waters of this state, which proposals shall show location, costs, and proposed uses and benefits;
(d) To take all necessary actions to assure that Idaho citizens shall not be denied the right to divert and appropriate to beneficial uses, under the provisions of article XV of the constitution of the state of Idaho, the unappropriated waters of this state.
[42-1736B, added 1978, ch. 345, sec. 2, p. 886.]