STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
PRESERVATION OF CERTAIN LAKES AS HEALTH RESORTS AND RECREATION PLACES
67-4311. Thousand Springs — Appropriation of waters in trust for people — Lands devoted to recreational use upon cessation of electrical generation. Upon cessation of the use of the waters arising upon the land described herein, for electrical generation, the park and recreation board is hereby authorized and directed to appropriate in trust for the people of the state of Idaho the unappropriated natural spring flow arising upon the area described as follows, to-wit:
The west half (1/2) of the southeast quarter (1/4), of section eight (8), township eight (8) south, range fourteen (14) east of the Boise Meridian.
The preservation of water in the area described for its scenic beauty and recreational purposes necessary and desirable for all citizens of the state of Idaho is hereby declared to be a beneficial use of such water.
No fee shall be required in connection with said appropriation by the park and recreation board or the permit issued in connection therewith, but license shall issue at any time upon proof of beneficial use to which said waters are now dedicated.
The park and recreation board, or its successor, shall be deemed to be the holder of such permit, in trust for the people of the state, and the use of the unappropriated water in the specific area herein described is declared to be of greater priority than any other use except that of domestic consumption.
[67-4311, added I.C., sec. 67-4311, as added by 1971, ch. 207, sec. 5, p. 912; am. 1974, ch. 8, sec. 16, p. 35.]