Indian Water Rights Settlements
Indian Water Rights settlements provide water supply certainty for tribal and non-tribal communities and end expensive and protracted litigation through the settlement of unresolved water claims. On December 8, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Claims Resolution Act of 2010, which included four water rights settlements for seven tribes and pueblos in Arizona, Montana, and New Mexico. Since the passage of the Claims Resolution Act in 2010, Congress has approved 27 Indian Water Rights settlements.
Western States Water Council Resolution supporting Indian Water Rights Settlements:
CRS Primer on the Winters Doctrine