Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho


Fort Hall Indian Water Rights Settlement


Fort Hall Indian Reservation




Pacific Northwest Region

Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC)

Columbia River Basin

HUC Refined

Snake River Basin


In re Snake River Basin Adjudication, No. 39576, District Court of the Fifth Judicial District of the State of Idaho, in and for the County of Twin Falls

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Federal legislation


United States

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Federal Legislation: Fort Hall Water RIghts Act of 1990 (PL 101-602, 104 Stat. 3059, H.R. 5308) Parties: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, ID, and US. The Act ratifies the Settlement Agreement. It protects existing uses through authorizing contracting for storage space in existing reserviors and placing limits on setting aside of final decree. It addresses the leases, transfers and uses of tribal rights, including instream flows, abandonment or forfieture and uses off reservation.The Act addresses contributions including: a Tribal Development Fund, construction of a Reservation Water Management System; acquisition of lands and grazing rights; places limits on per capita distributions to tribal members; addresses the Trust responsibility, and waivers of claims. The Act addresses allottee rights and other rights not covered by the Act. [Source:]


Federal Legislation ratifying between Shoshone-Bannock Tribe and federal government: 11 pages.

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