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Navajo Nation Water Rights Settlement

The State of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation on April 19, 2005, signed a water rights settlement that would resolve the claims of the Navajo Nation for the use of waters of the San Juan River Basin in northwestern New Mexico.

The settlement agreement is intended to adjudicate the Navajo Nation’s water rights and provide associated water development projects for the benefit of the Navajo Nation in exchange for a release of claims to water that could potentially displace existing non-Navajo water users in the basin and seriously impact the local economy.

The settlement agreement would establish the water rights of the Navajo Nation in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico. It would draw to a close more than 20 years of efforts to adjudicate the Navajo Nation’s water right owners, it would protect existing uses of water, it would allow for future growth, and it would do so within the amount of water apportioned to New Mexico by the Colorado River Compacts.

Documents pertaining to the proposed settlement agreement are as follows:

Settlement Documents Navajo Nation Expedited Inter Se Proceeding/San Juan Settlement

Survey Reports and Maps

Laws and Congressional Records

Reports and Memoranda

Settlement Documents

Agreements and Contracts

Court Filings

State's Discovery Responses

Responses to SJWC’s First Set of Discovery Requests

NIIP and Navajo Settlement Documents

Documents Produced to the SJWC in SJWC v. D’Antonio

Responses to Gary Horner’s First Set of Discovery Requests

Responses to City of Aztec and the City of Bloomfield’s First Discovery Requests

Responses to Conoco Phillips and El Paso Natural Gas Company’s First Discovery Requests

Responses to ABCWUA and City Of Espanola’s First Set of Discovery Requests

Responses Concerning 2007 BOR Hydrologic Determination

Response to Request for Documents about the Settlement

Rule 1-033.E Responses – OSE/ISC Business Records

Navajo Nation Expedited Inter Se Proceeding

Proposed Scheduling Order

Navajo Nation Expedited Inter Se Proceeding and Form of Notice of Intent to Participate

Settlement Act, Settlement Motion and Settlement Agreement with Decrees

Proposed Supplemental Partial Final Decree

United States Statement of Claims

United States Technical Reports

Navajo Nation’s Discovery Responses

U.S. Government courtesy posting in relation to the Navajo Nation Water Rights Settlement