IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
DISTRIBUTION OF WATER AMONG APPROPRIATORS
42-613A. Proceeds from the lease of stored water — District retention — Control and use by advisory committee. The advisory committee of a water district created pursuant to section 42-604, Idaho Code, and chosen pursuant to section 42-605(6), Idaho Code, when appointed by the water resource board to facilitate the rental of stored water in the district pursuant to section 42-1765, Idaho Code, shall be authorized to manage and retain in a special account the proceeds accruing within the district from the rental of storage water leased under the provisions of section 42-1765, Idaho Code. Notwithstanding the supervisory responsibilities of the director of the department of water resources over the activity of watermasters delivering water within water districts, the account shall be under the exclusive control of the advisory committee of the water district when such committee has been appointed by the water resource board to facilitate the rental of stored water in the district within which the leased water is stored.
All proceeds from the lease of stored water which are retained by the advisory committee of any district under this section shall be used in accordance with the resolutions duly adopted by the water users of the district solely for one or more of the following public purposes:
(1) Expenses of the district.
(2) Improvements to the district’s facilities, including a reasonable reserve for future improvements.
(3) Educational projects designed to increase public awareness in the area of water distribution, water rights and water conservation.
(4) Other public projects designed to assist in the adjudication, conservation or more efficient distribution of water.
All funds retained by an advisory committee pursuant to this section shall be deposited by the water district treasurer pursuant to the public depository law.
[42-613A, added 1986, ch. 78, sec. 3, p. 237; am. 1992, ch. 339, sec. 15, p. 1025.]