8-3-1: PURPOSE:
   A. Idaho Code section 42-203A(5)(e) provides that in considering any application to appropriate or transfer waters of the State of Idaho, the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) shall determine whether the application "conflicts with the local public interest as defined in section 42-202B, Idaho Code", which in turn defines the local public interest as "the interests that the people in the area directly affected by a proposed water use have in the effects of such use on the public water resource".
   B. This chapter defines the local public interest in Blaine County as it pertains to various applications brought before IDWR requesting the appropriation, transfer, or management of water resources. (Ord. 2018-06, 11-13-2018)