Pueblo Water Rights
Federal law declares that Native American rights for using water out-prioritize non-Native American water rights. However, quantification of Native American water rights has, in most cases, not been determined. Neither has the effect of those quantified water rights on non-Native water rights holders been significantly considered.
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The Albuquerque Journal has published “Court ruling aids pueblo water rights” addressing an appeals court ruling affirming Pueblo water rights. When Spanish conquistadors established settlements in what is now New Mexico, they likely had no idea their actions would be cited centuries later in legal arguments over water rights. On Tuesday, the 10th Circuit Court…Read More
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