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S. 664: Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act of 2017

CBO Score

$250 million

Date of Report

Wed November 28th, 2018

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

115th Congress

A bill to approve the settlement of the water rights claims of the Navajo in Utah, to authorize construction of projects in connection therewith, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Orrin Hatch — R — UT

Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act of 2016: This bill ratifies and modifies the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Agreement negotiated between the Navajo Nation, the United States, and Utah. Specifically, the bill enumerates the Navajo Nation's right to use water from sources located within Utah and adjacent to or encompassed within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation Reservation. The use is limited to depletions of 81,500 acre-feet or less per year. The water rights: (1) include the ri...

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