Native American Water Rights Settlement Project
 

Title

Navajo Nation Water Settlement & Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Acts of 2009 (includes funding mechanism for 3 tribal water settlements in NM)

Alternative Title

Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Title X, Title X - Water Settlements, Subtitle B - Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects

Tribes

Pueblo of Taos

Settlement

Taos Pueblo Water Rights Settlement

Reservation

Taos Indian Reservation

Watershed

Rio Grande Basin

HUC Refined

Rio Pueblo de Taos; Rio Hondo

Litigation

State of New Mexico et al. v. Abetya et al. and Arellano et al.,

Document Type

Federal legislation

Publisher

United States

Publication Date

3-30-2009

Abstract

Federal Legislation: Omnibus Public Land Management, Title X - Water Settlements, Subtitle B - Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, PL 111-11, 123 Stat. 991. ◊ Parties: Navajo Nation and US. Part II, Section 10501 sets up the Reclamation Water Settlements Fund. For each of the fiscal years 2020 through 2029, the US will deposit 120M dollars into the Fund, if it is available, plus any interest which comes from Reclamation’s appropriation. The funds are to be spent on Indian water rights settlements that involve water supply infrastructure, to rehabilitate water delivery systems for conservation, or to restore habitat in the basin. It is to fund or assist funding the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, any Navajo settlement in AZ, the federal share of the Aamodt and Abeyta settlements and the MT settlements for Crow, Ft Belknap and Blackfeet Tribes.

Comments

Federal legislation: 2009 Omnibus Public Land Management, Title X, Navajo Nation Water Settlement & Northwestern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Acts (537 pages)

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