Northern Paiute Tribe, Western Shoshone Tribe


Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony


Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Indian Tribes Water Rights Settlement


Fallon Reservation and Colony


Fallon Indian Reservation




Great Basin Region

Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC)

Great Basin

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United States

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Federal Legislation & Settlement: The Fallon Paiute Shoshone Indian Tribes Water Rights Settlement Act of 1990 (PL 101-618, 104 Stat. 3289). There is no separate Settlement Agreement. Title I -- Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribal Settlement Act creates the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribal Settlement Fund and authorizes appropriations of $3 M for 1992 and $8 M for each of 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 for a total of $43M. The income of the fund is authorized for Tribal economic development, rehabilitation of the irrigation system, acquisition of water rights and other listed purposes. The Tribes will develop a management plan in consultation with the DOI Secretary for the settlement fund. Only income from the principle can be obligated or expended. All water rights (up to 8,453.55 a/f/y) and properties acquired in Churchill or Lyon counties to be held in trust by the US and become a part of the reservation. Water drawn from the Newlands Reclamation Project is not to exceed 10,587.5 a/f/y. The Tribes will develop a plan for rehabilitation of the irrigation system. The Tribes are authorized, among other things, to consolidate Reservation landholdings or water rights and eliminate heirship interests. The Tribes agree to release all claims against the US or in law suits and accepts limitations on use of Newlands Reclamation Project, and indemnify the US against monetary claims by landowners holding water rights on the Reservation. TJ drain system will be closed.]


Original Federal Legislation| 37 pages

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