Akimel Au-Authm (Pima) Tribe, Maricopa (Xalychidom Piipaash) Tribe


Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation


Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Water Rights Settlement


Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community


Salt River Indian Reservation




Lower Colorado Region

HUC Refined

Verde River Watershed (HUC H150602); Salt River Watershed (HUC H150601)


In Re General Adjudication of the Gila River System and Source, Maricopa County Superior Court, W-1, W-2, W-3 and W-4 (Consolidated)

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United States

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Federal Legislation: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Water Rights Settlement of 1988, PL 100-51, 102 Stat 2549 (Oct. 22, 1988) Parties: US, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community The US originally gained trustee control of water rights of Community through Kent decree of 1910 and Bartlett Dam Agreement of 1935. The Community's rights are a part of the Gila River System adjudication. Settlement Agreement resolved water right issues of the parties among and between them, quantified the Community’s water rights, and prescribed how to resolve any remaining claims the Community or allottees may have against the US. Neighboring communities will transfer approximately 32,000 acre-feet of surface water to the Community and make substantial other contributions. Various agreements are to be amended. US is authorized to designate 7,000 a/f of conservation capacity at Roosevelt Dam for Community rights under the Kent decree. Modifications to the Roosevelt Dam are approved. The Community allotment Bartlett Dam Agreement developed water is increased to 20,000 a/f y under certain conditions. Certain contracts are confirmed and CAP is revised. US shall purchase 22,000 a/fy of consumptive water rights from the CO River users in AZ for the settlement town & cities in exchange for water they will provide the Community. They will create a $9 million escrow account of the purchase of the rights. US will extend the CAP contract with Community to Dec. 30, 2098, and Community will lease that water to AZ cities for $16 million. US must construct new facilities to delivery water from Community's Granite Reef Aqueduct and the AZ Canal to irrigable reservation lands south of the AZ Canal. US is to contribute to the rehabilitation and improvement to existing facilities. US is to deposit $17 million and AZ must contribute $3 million to Community's Trust Fund. Ability to leasing of water is limited. [Source:]


Federal Legislation: 12 pages.

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