IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
DISTRIBUTION OF WATER AMONG APPROPRIATORS
42-602. Director of the department of water resources to supervise water distribution within water districts. The director of the department of water resources shall have direction and control of the distribution of water from all natural water sources within a water district to the canals, ditches, pumps and other facilities diverting therefrom. Distribution of water within water districts created pursuant to section 42-604, Idaho Code, shall be accomplished by watermasters as provided in this chapter and supervised by the director.
The director of the department of water resources shall distribute water in water districts in accordance with the prior appropriation doctrine. The provisions of chapter 6, title 42, Idaho Code, shall apply only to distribution of water within a water district.
[(42-602) First paragraph: 1915, ch. 34, sec. 4, p. 103; second paragraph: 1903, p. 223, sec. 32; reen. R.C., sec. 3283; am. 1915, ch. 34, sec. 17, p. 112; reen. C.L., sec. 3270; C.S., sec. 5606; I.C.A., sec. 41-502; am. 1992, ch. 339, sec. 2, p. 1015; am. 1994, ch. 450, sec. 1, p. 1435.]