IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
HEADGATES AND MEASURING DEVICES
42-709. Measurement of water. (1) It shall be the duty of the district hydrographer to:
(a) Measure the diversion from the water supply within the district by each appropriator or water user, or as the director of the department of water resources may otherwise require, and report the results as provided in section 42-708, Idaho Code.
(b) Take and record measurements from devices within the district required in sections 42-702 and 42-703, Idaho Code, and report the results as provided in section 42-708, Idaho Code.
(c) Monitor the ground water levels at ground water diversions, as required by the director of the department of water resources, before the pumping period begins and during the pumping period and report the results as provided in section 42-708, Idaho Code.
(d) Maintain current records of names and addresses of ground and surface appropriators or water users within the district and report the names and addresses as provided in section 42-708, Idaho Code.
(e) Maintain and report, as provided in section 42-708, Idaho Code, any change in the diversion facilities of any appropriator or water user in the district.
(f) Immediately report to the director of the department of water resources the diversion of any water appearing to be diverted without a water right or in violation of a water right.
(2) Data collected pursuant to the provisions of subsection (1) of this section during the period November 1 through December 31 shall be reported in the report required in section 42-708, Idaho Code, submitted the following year.
(3) The district hydrographer and his assistants may make reasonable entry upon any lands in the state for the purpose of making water measurements or in direct support of making water measurements.
(4) Appropriators or water users may be required by the director, pursuant to subsections (1) through (4) of section 42-701, Idaho Code, or section 42-702 or 42-703, Idaho Code, to install measuring devices to facilitate the measurement of water required in this section.
[42-709, added 1995, ch. 291, sec. 3, p. 1020.]