ABSTRACT

H. Rept. 116-673: Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act of 2020, Report Together with Additional Views, To Accompany H.R. 644, December 18, 2020   [open pdf - 270KB]

From the Document: "The purpose of H.R. 644 is to ratify and modify the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Agreement negotiated between the State of Utah, the Navajo Nation, and the United States. [...] The Navajo Nation Reservation consists of approximately 26,600 square miles in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. According to the Department of the Interior, approximately 1.6 percent of the total Navajo Nation membership reside within the Utah portion of the Navajo Reservation, or 5,029 of the Navajo Nation's current total membership of 300,048.1 H.R. 644 would ratify an Indian water rights settlement agreement for the Utah portion of the Navajo Reservation, recognizing a reserved water right for the Navajo Nation totaling 81,500 acre-feet of depletion per year. H.R. 644 would also authorize $198 million for a water development fund to be transferred to the Navajo Nation approximately four to five fiscal years following bill enactment for water-related expenses."

Report Number:
H. Rept 116-673; House Report 116-673
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Date:
2020-12-18
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Government Publishing Office: https://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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