Navajo Nation's Water Rights and Miscellaneous Water Supply Issues: Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, to Receive Testimony on S. 1711 ... June 27, 2007, Volume 4

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Page 70 - Lower Basin" means those parts of the States of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah within and from which waters naturally drain into the Colorado River System below Lee Ferry, and also all parts of said States located without the drainage area of the Colorado River System which are now or shall hereafter be beneficially served by waters diverted from the System below Lee Ferry. (h) The term "domestic use...
Page 111 - Nothing in this compact shall be construed as affecting the obligations of the United States of America to Indian tribes.
Page 111 - The unappropriated water of every natural stream, perennial or torrential, within the State of New Mexico, is hereby declared to belong to the public and to be subject to appropriation for beneficial use, in accordance with the laws of the state. Priority of appropriation shall give the better right.
Page 45 - Secretary shall not enter into contracts for a total amount of water beyond that which, in his judgment, in the event of shortage, will result in a reasonable amount being available for the diversion requirements for the Navajo Indian irrigation project and the initial stage of the San Juan-Chama project as specified in sections 2 and 8 of this Act.
Page 45 - ... such contracts that have been made hereunder. The Secretary shall not enter into contracts beyond a total amount of water that, in his judgment, in the event of shortage will result in a reasonable amount being available for the diversion requirements for the Xavajo Indian irrigation project and the initial stage of the San Juan-Chama project as specified in section 2 and 6 of this Act.
Page 116 - We hope that our tender will prove acceptable to you and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
Page 111 - All natural waters flowing in streams and water courses, whether such be perennial, or torrential, within the limits of the state of New Mexico, belong to the public and are subject to appropriation for beneficial use.
Page 24 - Justice, the Department of the Interior, and the Office of Management and Budget...
Page 113 - California (CRB), the agency in California created by State statute to protect California's rights and interests in the resources provided by the Colorado River and to represent California in discussions and negotiations regarding the Colorado River and its management. California's rights and interests in the water and power resources of the Colorado River System are vital to the State's economy. Seven counties in Southern California, with more than half of the state's population, receive water and...
Page 35 - ... imported water shall be made available for use in accordance with paragraph (c) of this section. (c) To the extent that the flow of the main stream of the Colorado River is augmented by such importations in order to make sufficient water available for release, as determined by the Secretary pursuant to article II(B)(1) of the decree of the Supreme Court of the United States in Arizona against California (376 US 340), to satisfy annual consumptive use of two million eight hundred thousand acre-feet...

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