Alternative Title

Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement


Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation


Yavapai-Prescott Tribe Water Rights Settlement


Yavapai Indian Reservation




Lower Colorado Region

Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC)

Lower Colorado River Basin


In Re: the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Gila River System and Source, Superior Court, Maricopa County, State of Arizona

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Settlement agreement



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Settlement Agreement: Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement of June 29, 1995. Parties: Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, AZ, US, City of Prescott & Chino Valley Irrigation District (CVID). The Tribe Prescott under a Water Services Agreement. The Tribe has the right to develop groundwater resources in accordance with a groundwater management plan developed by the Tribe for on-Reservation use. Reservation effluent may be used on Reservation or sold to off-reservation users. The Tribe’s use of settlement water on-reservation is unrestricted. Shortage management is addressed. The Tribe may develop a tribal water code. The Tribe may sell its CAP contract entitlement which revenues will be put in a tribal trust fund and which will be used to defray water service costs or develop and maintain water facilities. The Tribe is a part of the Gila adjudication. Provisions for dispute resolution; destruction of facilities; and cancelation of the Agreement are made. AZ will contribute $200K. [Source:]


Settlement Agreement: 200 pages.

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