Elements of the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act
Current and Future Claims Are Settled.
Settles all current and future claims by the Navajo Nation for water rights within Utah, thus precluding costly future litigation for all parties.
Navajo Nation Receives Apportionment.
Provides the Navajo Nation with the right to deplete 81,500 acre-feet of water per year from Utah’s Colorado River Basin apportionment
Clean Water and Funding.
Authorizes $210 million in funding for water infrastructure on Utah portion of Navajo Nation to access the water, which will help provide clean drinking water
State Contributions Approved.
Requires the State of Utah to contribute $8 million in funding towards the settlement, which has been approved.
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