|No testimony is offered at NRD hearing on proposed transfer rule|
By Russ Pankonin
The Imperial Republican
No one offered any testimony during the public hearing on a new transfer rule being proposed by the board of the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD).
The public hearing was held in conjunction with the board’s regular meeting Tuesday, May 5.
People still wishing to weigh in on the proposal can submit written testimony to the URNRD office by close of business this Friday, May 15.
The board gathered significant public input before offering the proposal, which adds two subsections to the rule dealing with transfers.
The first section says: “Transfer of acres or ground water allocation is limited to transfers within a township or floating township.”
The second section states that carryforward allocation associated with transferred certified irrigated acres will be capped at three (3) years of annual allocation.
Under a floating township scenario, water allocation can be transferred no more than six miles from the original well location.
The second section allows carryforward to be transferred equal to three years’ allocation or 39 inches, or whatever remains on the acres, whichever is less.