Native American Water Rights Settlement Project
 

Tribes

Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indians Tribe

Tribes

Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes)

Settlement

Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indians Tribe of Utah Water Rights Settlement

Reservation

Shivwits Indian Reservation

State

UT

Watershed

Lower Colorado Region

Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC)

Lower Colorado

Document Type

Other

Publisher

United States

Publication Date

8-18-2000

Abstract

SFederal Legislation: Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Water Rights Settlement, PL 106-263, 114 Stat. 737 ( Aug. 18, 2000) Parties: US, City of St. George, & Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah. The Act provides for St. George (Utah) Water Reuse to divert and transport water for use by City of St. George and the Shivwits Band (2K acre-feet annually). St. George and the Band ($15M) will pay for the project. The Santa Clara Project will deliver 1,900 acre-feet annually to the Band. This project will be funded by UT, the Washington County Water Conservancy District and the US. The Band will have a 100 acre-feet annually from groundwater pumping. In total, the Band has a right in perpetuity to divert, pump, impound, use, and reuse a total of 4,000 acre-feet of water annually from the Virgin River and Santa Clara River systems. The Treasury will establish the Shivwits Band Trust Fund and $20M is authorized to fund it. The deadline is Dec. 31, 2003. Tribe involved in the Virgin River Adjudication, Fifth Judicial District Court in Washington County, Utah, Civil No. 800507596. [Source: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-106publ263/pdf/PLAW-106publ263.pdf]

Comments

Federal legislation: 11 pages.

Permanent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/1928/21877

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