IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES — WATER RESOURCE BOARD
42-1765. Local committees — Rental of stored water — Apportionment of rental proceeds. The water resource board may appoint local committees, including water district advisory committees as provided in section 42-605(6), Idaho Code, to facilitate the rental of stored water. When so appointed, the committee shall have the authority to market stored water between consenting owners and consenting renters under rules and regulations adopted by the board. The director of the department of water resources may approve a general lease which the local rental committee may utilize to meet the approval requirements enumerated in section 42-1763, Idaho Code.
In exercising its authority under this section, the local rental committee, if also the advisory committee of a water district, shall determine, in advance, at the annual meeting of water users of the water district held pursuant to section 42-605, Idaho Code, each year, that portion of the proceeds for the year from the lease of stored water to be paid to consenting contract holders of the storage water rights as reimbursement for their costs and that portion to be retained by the district in which the committee is located. Any proceeds retained by a district shall be used exclusively by the advisory committee of the water district for public purposes as set forth in section 42-613A, Idaho Code, and as provided by resolutions adopted by the water users of the district.
[42-1765, added 1979, ch. 193, sec. 5, p. 562; am. 1986, ch. 78, sec. 2, p. 236; am. 1992, ch. 339, sec. 22, p. 1030.]