Permanent Water Transfers

Permanent transfers permanently and legally change the location where water rights are appurtenant and possibly the point of diversion.

Initiate a transfer request at least seven (7) working days before the Board meeting to allow time for research. A transfer fee is collected to offset recording and research costs.

Bring related plats or documents that may help support your transfer request to the office. Company personnel will review your application and discuss transfer policies with you.

All lien holders and mortgagees must consent to the transfer before the paperwork is completed.

After TFCC Board approval, transfer applications are sent to the American Falls Reservoir District for final approval by their Board.

The entire transfer process may take as long as 3 months to complete.

Seasonal Water Transfers

Seasonal transfers are only effective for one irrigation season. The stockholder should first file an application and pay a transfer fee to TFCC. The Board of Directors of the company must approve the transfer.

Designated transfers are allowed, by request on transfer gates, by notifying the ditchrider prior to delivery changes. Call your ditchrider from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. for water transfers for the next day.This allows your ditchrider to accommodate your request.

Transfers of equal amounts of water, which do not change the original amount ordered, are allowed by the ditchrider. This includes transfers from one headgate to another on the same canal or lateral by the same operator.

Transfers may only be completed on a route during a ditchrider’s scheduled stop at your turnouts. Later transfers result in increased Company costs in overtime and added mileage for the ditchrider.