This application stays with the property. If the previous owner filled out an application , the new owner will not need to reapply. But it never hurts to double check.
In order to receive water , someone must exclude water from their property.
Joe Applied for 10 acres of irrigation in 1970 near the main canal.
John Applied for 5 acres of irrigation in 1985 near the main canal.
George applied for 18 acres of water in 1999 near the main canal..
In 2010 Paul no longer wanted his 15 irrigated acres from the main canal.
So Joe & John will be getting the water transferred to their property.While George gets bumped up to the top of the list for the next round of water available off the main canal.