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.

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    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

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    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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