Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Alternative Title

Claims Resolution Act of 2010, Title VI Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act


Pueblo of Nambe, Pueblo of Pojoaque, Pueblo of San Ildefonso, Pueblo of Taos


Aamodt Litigation Settlement


Nambe Indian Reservation, Pojoaque Indian Reservation, San Ildefonso Indian Reservation, Tesuque Indian Reservation




Rio Grande Basin

HUC Refined

Rio Pojoaque Basin


State of New Mexico et al. v. Aamodt et al., No. 66cv06639, USDC, DCNM

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Federal legislation


United States

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Federal Legislation: Title VI: Aamodt Litigation Settlement of the Claims Settlement Act of 2010 (PL 111-291, 124 Stat 3064, 3134). 66cv06639, USDC, DCNM. Federal Legislation to resolve the water rights of Pueblos of Nambé, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, and Tesuque. Key provisions include: 1) a regional water diversion, treatment and distribution system to serve the Pueblos and the customers of Santa Fe County; 2) a Regional Water Authority, a county utility, and Pueblo water facilities; 3) operation, cost-sharing, and system integration; 4) Reclamation design and construction of the system; 5) conjunctive management of surface and groundwater; 6) well fields, aquifer storage and recovery projects; 7) use of San Juan - Chama Project water; 8) state and county cost-sharing: 9) mandatory federal appropriations and authorizes additional appropriations; 10) Aamodt Settlement Pueblos' Fund; 11) conditions precedent, including the entry of the final decree; 12) waivers; 13) environmental compliance; and 14) an expiration date. [Source: Government Printing Office]


Claims Resolution Act - 103 pages, Settlement of the water rights of Nambé Pueblo, Pojoaque Pueblo, San Ildefonso Pueblo, and Tesuque Pueblo. 23 pages.

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