Native American Water Rights Settlement Project
 

Tribes

Jicarilla Apache Nation

Settlement

Jicarilla Apache Water Settlement

Reservation

Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation

State

NM

Watershed

Rio Grande Basin, Upper Colorado Region

HUC Refined

San Juan Basin

Document Type

Federal legislation

Publisher

United States

Publication Date

10-23-1992

Abstract

Federal legislation: Jicarilla Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 1992, PL 102-441, 106 Stat. 2237. Parties: Jicarilla Apache Nation, NM and the US. The US and the Tribal President are authorized to enter into a Settlement Contract. Sections 3 and 4 of the Upper Colorado River Basin Compact should provide sufficient water. The Contract provides 33,500 a/f/y diversion from the Navajo Reservoir or Navajo River, and 6,500 a/f/y from the San Juan-Chama Project. Tribe is entitled to return flows and may subcontract for beneficial uses off reservation, but such uses are subject to state, federal and international law. The DOI Secretary has a limited amount of time in which to approve the subcontracts. The Jicarilla Apache Water Resources Development Trust Fund is established with the following authorizations: $6M to be dispersed over three years for tribal water resource development costs and the Tribe's costs in connection with the San Juan-Chama Project water. In exchange, cases No. CV-82-1327 JP (DNM) and No. CV-112-77 (US Claims Ct.) must be dismissed and partial final decrees must be entered in general adjudications of the San Juan River (CV-75-184, 11th Jud. Ct, NM) and Chama River (CV-69cv07941 (DNM).) [Source: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=GPO&browsePath=United+States+Statutes+at+Large+%28Digitized%29%2F1992&searchPath=United+States+Statutes+at+Large+%28Digitized%29%2F1992&leafLevelBrowse=false&isCollapsed=false&isOpen=true&ancestors=root&packageid=STATUTE-106&ycord=1248]

Comments

Federal legislation ratifying Settlement. 7-pages.

Permanent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/1928/21824

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