An update on rental of mitigation water after
a water call for out of priority water users with
post 1900 rights.
Currently Water District 1 rental pool rules have
eliminated renting water from:
2. Water Bank (rental water not in District
3. Common Pool
4. A Private Lease from the City of Pocatello
Basically, no options
are available to
those of us in WD-29D
except from the Shoshone Bannock
Tribes. Dennis Hill has been able to work with
Bret Bovie of West Water (they administer the
for the Shoshone Bannock Tribes) and that looks
promising, however they are waiting to see what
comes of the
current set of rules for mitigation water.
Also, Dennis has been working with the Idaho
Water Resource Board to try to modify the moratorium
but he is has been met with a lot of resistance.
Hopefully, with perseverance it may
still be an alternative.
I encourage everyone to go to the Water
District 1 website
and read the Water Pool Rules and become acquainted
with the procedures for next year. We will
probably get a water call.