Native American Water Rights Settlement Project
 

Alternative Title

Pojoaque Basin Cost-Sharing & System Integration Agreement

Tribes

Pueblo of Nambe, Pueblo of Pojoaque, Pueblo of San Ildefonso, Pueblo of Tesuque

Settlement

Aamodt Litigation Settlement

Reservation

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

State

NM

Watershed

Rio Grande Basin

Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC)

Rio Pojoaque Basin

Litigation

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

Document Type

Post-settlement agreement

Publisher

New Mexico & United States

Publication Date

8-8-2013

Abstract

Cost Share & Integration Agreement (Mar. 14, 2013); NM v. Aamodt, 66cv6639 USDC, DCNM. Parties: Pueblos of Nambé, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso & Tesuque, US, NM, Santa Fe County, City of Santa Fe. Conformed to Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act, Pub. L. No. 111-291, tit. VI, 124 Stat. 3064, 3134-56 (2010). Parties agree to fund and the United States agrees to plan, design and construct the Regional Water System (RWS). The Bureau of Reclamation will build the system. The Secretary of Interior shall conduct government-to-government consultation with the Pueblos regarding well locations and maintaining appropriate confidentiality to protect traditional Pueblo practices. US will obtain Pueblo land rights of way, at no cost, and the County shall obtain rights of way on non-Indian government lands, at no cost. The US shall convey those portions of the RWS on Pueblo land to the respective Pueblo; those portions in the County Distribution System to the County Water Utility; and all remaining portions to the Regional Water Authority. Each entity shall have authority over its portion of the system, but delegates the responsibility for operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, and management to the Regional Water Authority. An Operating Agreement shall be executed among the parties. The City and the County shall each implement a conjunctive management strategy. The City & Tesuque Pueblo shall execute an agreement regarding surface depletions on the Rio Tesuque. Construction costs are allocated. State shall create a Utility Connection Fund for non-Pueblo residents. The US shall create an Aamodt Settlement Pueblos Fund. The US and Nambé Pueblo shall execute an agreement regarding the transfer of Pueblo’s reserved water rights. The US shall purchase the Top of the World rights from the County. Members of San Ildefonso Pueblo shall be involved in the construction of the system and the Pueblo shall have a community waste water system built. NM shall establish an Impairment fund. This Agreement shall be effective upon the date of execution by the last of the Parties. (Mar. 14, 2013). Copies may be obtained from one of the signatories.

Comments

Cost Share & Integration Agreement among Pueblos of Nambé, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso & Tesuque, USA, NM, Santa Fe County, & City of Santa Fe. 17 pages

Permanent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/1928/23228

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