IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES — WATER RESOURCE BOARD
42-1765A. Lemhi river basin — Local rental committee. (1) The water resource board will appoint a local rental committee to facilitate operation of the water supply bank within the Lemhi river basin comprised of the Lemhi river and all tributary water sources. Section 42-1765, Idaho Code, and the board’s water supply bank rules applicable to the operation of a storage water rental pool shall apply to the operation of the water supply bank in the Lemhi river basin, except as inconsistent with this section.
(2) When so appointed, the local rental committee for the Lemhi river basin shall have authority to rent natural flow water rights between consenting owners and consenting renters.
(3) Rights to the use of water for a portion of the approved period of use under a water right may be accepted into the water supply bank and rented out to satisfy the board’s minimum stream flow water right authorized under section 42-1506, Idaho Code, provided the owner demonstrates to the satisfaction of the director that there will be an equivalent reduction in the extent of beneficial use made under the right.
[42-1765A, added 2001, ch. 373, sec. 2, p. 1310.]