Alternative Title

Navajo Nation Statement of Claims


Navajo Nation


Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico and Utah)


Navajo Nation, San Juan Basin, NM Water Rights Settlement


Navajo Indian Reservation




Upper Colorado Region

HUC Refined

San Juan River Basin


State of New Mexico v. United States, No. AB-07-001, cv-1975-00184,11th Judicial District of San Juan County, New Mexico

Document Type

Tribal Claim


11th Judicial District, San Juan County, State of New Mexico

Publication Date



Tribal Claims: Answer of Intervening Defendant, the Navajo Tribe. Parties: Navajo Nation Contents: Answer to Plaintiff’s Complaint, I – Answer to Plaintiff’s Complaint, p.1; II – Affirmative Defenses, p.3; III – Affirmative Claims, p.4; Request for an Order declaring that first, the US holds in trust for the Navajo Nation sufficient water rights to meet the present and future needs of the Navajo people for irrigation, domestic, industrial, aesthetic, recreational, and streamflow maintenance purposes. The Order should find that these rights are sourced in the surface water and the groundwater of the San Juan River system in New Mexico. The Order should find that the water rights have a priority of time immemorial. [Source:]


Navajo Nation Statement of Claims. 7 pages


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