IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICTS
42-3119. Title to and sale of waters — Disposition of aggregate. (1) The commissioners of any flood control district may in the manner provided by law obtain title to any unappropriated waters which said district has developed, conserved, or stored and said commissioners may sell, dispose, or use said waters within or without the said district in any manner which the commissioners shall decide is of the greatest advantage to the district. The powers herein granted to the commissioners shall not be denied them by reason of contrary provisions of any other statute, except that the district may not obtain title to any waters previously appropriated.
(2) If in the operation of the works of the flood control district or in the removal of natural obstructions from the beds of navigable lakes, rivers, and streams between the ordinary high water marks, the district acquires rock, sand or gravel aggregates, the district may dispose of such aggregate not needed for district purposes through commercial sales or by donation to public agencies. District purposes as used in this section shall include construction or reconstruction of dikes, levees, and related access facilities. If sold through commercial sales or used for nonflood control related improvements on private land, the fees required by chapter 7, title 47, Idaho Code, shall apply and shall be paid to the state board of land commissioners. If the aggregate is donated to any public agency for use by that public agency, no fees shall be imposed or collected.
(3) As used in this section, public agency means a state agency, county, municipality, or highway district.
[42-3119, added 1971, ch. 300, sec. 19, p. 1219; am. 1986, ch. 142, sec. 1, p. 399.]