Native American Water Rights Settlement Project


Final Unified Decree for the Snake River Basin Adjudication

Alternative Title

Snake River Basin Final Unified Decree


Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation


Duck Valley Shoshone-Paiutes Settlement for Water in the Snake River Basin in Idaho


Duck Valley Indian Reservation




Pacific Northwest Region

HUC Refined

Columbia River Basin


In re Snake River Basin Adjudication, No. 39576, Fifth Judicial District Court, Twin Falls County, Idaho

Document Type

Post-settlement court orders/ decree


Fifth Judicial District Court, Twin Falls County, Idaho

Publication Date



Court Decree: Unified Final Decree relating to all water rights in Snake River Basin. Contents: I. Procedure, p.1; II. Findings of Fact, p.4; III. Conclusions of Law, p.6; IV. Order p. 9; Attachments available on website:

Attachment 1: Snake River Basin Water System Map

Attachment 2 -- Issued Partial Decrees by subcase or basin number

Attachment 3 -- General Provisions by Basin

Attachment 4 -- Water Right Agreements Between the State of Idaho and the United States of America:

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

- Revised Partial Final Consent Decree Determining the Rights of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

- Water Right Partial Decrees

- 1990 Fort Hall Indian Water Rights Agreement

- Public Law 101-602, 104 Stat. 3059 (November 16, 1990)

- Chapter 228, 1991 Idaho Sess. L. 547

- H.C.R. No. 16, 1985 Idaho Sess. L. 745

- Resolutions of the Business Council of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes dated: June 15, 1990; July 5, 1990; and June 14, 1991

Shoshone-Paiute Tribes

- Revised Consent Decree for the Benefit of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes

- Water Right Partial Decrees

Nez Perce Tribe

- Nez Perce Consent Decree and Idaho Water Resources Board Minimum Stream Flow Partial Decrees

  • Multiple Use Water Right Decrees
  • Springs or Fountains Water Right Decrees
  • Idaho Water Resource Board Water Right Decrees

Craters of the Moon Agreement Subcases

Department of Energy Agreement Subcases

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (Basin 78) Agreement Subcases

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (Basin 79) Agreement Subcases

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act Claims

- Amended Order Approving Stipulation and Entry of Partial Decrees

Agreement Subcases

Yellowstone National Park

- Order of Partial Decree on Uncontested Federal Water Right Claims

Agreement Subcases

Attachment 5 -- Disallowed Water Right Claims

Attachment 6 -- Unclaimed Water Rights Decreed Disallowed

Attachment 7 -- Order Governing Procedures for Deferred De Minimis Domestic & Stockwater Claims

Attachment 8 -- Instructions on Searching the Final Unified Decree

Attachment 9 -- Order on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

Attachment 10 -- Register of Action



Final Unified Decree 27 pages. No Attachments posted, see SRBA website. entire decree in excess of 2822 pages

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