45-2472. Distribution of long-term storage credits
A. The authority may distribute long-term storage credits accrued through the use of monies paid by California and Nevada agencies pursuant to interstate banking agreements to CAWCD or other users of Colorado river water in this state, if both of the following apply:
1. CAWCD or other water user agrees to use the long-term storage credits to replace diversions that otherwise would have been made from the Colorado river.
2. CAWCD or other water user agrees to reduce its diversion of Colorado river water in years in which the authority is obligated to recover stored water on behalf of a California or Nevada agency in an amount equivalent to the long-term storage credits distributed.
B. The authority may pay from the monies collected from the California or Nevada agency in the banking fund to CAWCD or other users of Colorado river water that have agreed to reduce diversions from the Colorado river in accordance with subsection A the amount necessary to compensate CAWCD or other water user for increased costs incurred in recovering and using the stored water in place of diverting Colorado river water.