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senate Bill S. 1447

New Mexico Navajo Water Settlement Technical Corrections Act

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      house Committees
      Committee on Natural Resources
  • The senate Passed December 4th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Indian Affairs
    IntroducedAugust 1st, 2013

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New Mexico Navajo Water Settlement Technical Corrections Act

Official Title

A bill to make technical corrections to the Navajo water rights settlement in the State of New Mexico, and for other purposes.


Navajo Water Settlement Technical Corrections Act - (Sec. 2) Amends the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to expand the current authorization for the construction or rehabilitation and operation and maintenance of conjunctive use wells in the San Juan River Basin, Little Colorado River Basin, and Rio Grande Basin in New Mexico to include the planning and design of those wells. Revises the percentages of funds authorized for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, conjunctive use wells, and San Juan River Irrigation Projects that may be made available for specified purposes by: increasing from 2% to 4% the portion of funds that may be used for the survey, recovery, protection, preservation, and display of archaeological resources in the area of a Project facility or conjunctive use well; and decreasing from 4% to 2% the portion of funds that may be used for purchasing land and constructing and maintaining facilities to mitigate the loss of, and improve conditions for the propagation of, fish and wildlife. Makes technical corrections.

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