Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indians Tribe of Utah


Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes)


Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indians Tribe of Utah Water Rights Settlement


Shivwits Band area of of the Paiute Indian Reservation


Paiute Indian Reservation




Lower Colorado Region

HUC Refined

Virgin River


In the Matter of the General Determination of Rights to the Use of all the Watr Both Surfact and Underground, Within the Drainage Area of the Virgin River in Washington, Iron and Kane Counties in Utah, Civil No. 800507596,Fifth Judicial District Court in Washington County, Utah

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Federal Legislation: Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Water Rights Settlement, PL 106-263, 114 Stat. 737 ( Aug. 18, 2000) Parties: US, City of St. George, & Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah. (Not other Bands of Ut Paiute Tribe) The Act provides for St. George (Utah) Water Reuse to divert and transport water for use by City of St. George and the Shivwits Band (2K acre-feet annually). St. George and the Band ($15M) will pay for the project. The Santa Clara Project will deliver 1,900 acre-feet annually to the Band. This project will be funded by UT, the Washington County Water Conservancy District and the US. The Band will have a 100 acre-feet annually from groundwater pumping. In total, the Band has a right in perpetuity to divert, pump, impound, use, and reuse a total of 4,000 acre-feet of water annually from the Virgin River and Santa Clara River systems. The Treasury will establish the Shivwits Band Trust Fund and $20M is authorized to fund it. The deadline is Dec. 31, 2003. Tribe involved in the Virgin River Adjudication, Fifth Judicial District Court in Washington County, Utah, Civil No. 800507596. [Source:]


Federal legislation: 11 pages.

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