Update: Irrigation District allowed to sell its water

Update: Irrigation District allowed to sell its water

11/29/2010

As of November 18, 2010, Alberta environment has approved the Eastern Irrigation District’s application to change the purpose of its water licence from irrigation only to a variety of purposes.  The purposes added include municipal, agricultural, commercial, industrial, habitat “enhancement”, and recreation in specified amounts.

This amendment is a step towards legalizing ongoing transfers of approximately 2800 acre feet of water by the EID to other users under Irrigation Districts Act conveyance agreements.  In April, the ELC argued these are not allowed under the conditions of the EID’s Water Act licence.

Read “Update: Irrigation District allowed to sell its water” on the ELC blog.

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