Navajo Sues For Colorado River Rights

The Navajo Nation asserts that it has rights to water allocations from the Lower Colorado River Basin.
May 27, 2003, 8am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Growth in the Southwest is making every drop of the Colorado desirable, spurring water negotiations and settlements that are leaving the Navajo feeling like wallflowers. Their suit, filed this spring, adds yet another tangle to the knot of demands tightening around the 1,400-mile-long river.Colorado water sprinkles the lawns of Arizona subdivisions, fills the irrigation ditches of desert farms in Southern California and sustains the artificial lakes of Las Vegas. But it doesn't do anything for the Navajo Reservation sprawling to the east of the river above Lake Mead."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Monday, May 26, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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