Category Archives: water rights

Aamodt Case Finally Concludes

Here is “Santa Fe County water rights suit reaches milestone after 51 years.”

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Crow Allottees Challenge to Water Compact

Here is the order in Crow Allottees Assn. v. Bureau of Indian Affairs: Crow Allottees Memorandum Opinion Briefs: Opening Brief Federal Answer Brief Reply Lower court materials here.

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Water District Files Cert Petition in Agua Caliente Water Rights Matter

Here is the petition in Coachella Valley Water District v. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians: Coachella Cert Petition Question presented: Whether, when, and to what extent the federal reserved right doctrine recognized in Winters v. United States, 207 U.S. 564 (1908), preempts state-law regulation … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Decides US v. Gila River Irrigation District

Here are the materials, including the opinion: USA v Gila Valley Irrigation District Opinion US Opening Brief GRIC and SCAT Appellants Brief Freeport Minerals Brief Irrigation Districts Brief US Reply San Carlos Apache Tribe Reply Gila River Indian Community Reply … Continue reading

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Federal Court Orders Agua Caliente Indian Reserved Water Rights Case to Phase II

Here is the order in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District (C.D. Cal.): Doc 180 Order. Granting Plaintiff’s Motion to Lift Stay and Proceed with Phase (IN CHAMBERS) 

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Federal Claims Court Dismisses Crow Creek Sioux Water Rights Takings Claim

Here are the materials in Crow Creek Sioux Tribe v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 6 Motion to Dismiss 12 Response 17 Reply 22 DCT Order An excerpt: Plaintiff Crow Creek has sued the United States through the Department of the … Continue reading

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DOI Consultation Notice on DOI Reorganization

Download(PDF): Tribal Listening Sessions on E.O. 13871: Reorganization of the Executive Branch Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Michael S. Black, invites Tribal leaders to attend one of the listed listening sessions to provide input on improving “efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability” … Continue reading

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Central Arizona Water Conservation District Responds to Ak-Chin Suit; Seeks Federal Joinder

Here are the new materials in Ak-Chin Indian Community v. Central Arizona Water Conservation District (D. Ariz.): AnswerCC motion Complaint is here.

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Federal Court Dismisses Havasupai Water Rights Claim

Here are the briefs in Havasupai Tribe v. Anasazi Water Co. (D. Ariz.): 15 Anasazi Motion to Order Joinder 18 Halvorson-Seibold Motion to Dismiss 62 Tribe Response to Motion for Joinder 63 Tribe Response to Motion to Dismiss 64 Tribe … Continue reading

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Michelle Bryan on Sacred Water within Prior Appropriation

Michelle Bryan has posted “Valuing Tribal Sacred Water within Prior Appropriation,” published in the Natural Resources Journal. Here is an excerpt from the abstract: Much has been written in the area of waters to support fishing rights under treaty. This … Continue reading

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