Court Allows Tribe to Prove Water Claim

The Supreme Court ruled that the Quechan tribe should be allowed to prove their ownership claim for Colorado river water.
June 20, 2000, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The Quechan tribe claims that it owns about 25,000 acres of land along the Colorado River near the California-Arizona border. The Supreme Court has ruled that the tribe should be allowed to prove its claim. California and Arizona official argue that the tribe sold the land which is part of the Fort Yuma Reservation, to the federal government in 1983. California, Arizona, and Nevada share the river's water.

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Published on Monday, June 19, 2000 in The New York Times
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