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Public Meeting Scheduled on the Taos Pueblo Indian Water Rights Settlement

For immediate release:
September 24, 2013

For more information, contact:
Julie Maas, Public Relations Specialist, (505) 383-4095

Public Meeting Scheduled on the Taos Pueblo Indian Water Rights Settlement

(SANTA FE, New Mexico) – A public meeting for the purpose of informing the public about the Taos Pueblo Indian Water Rights Settlement and the process for court approval of the December 12, 2012 Settlement Agreement and the Proposed Partial Final Decree on Taos Pueblo’s water rights is scheduled for October 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm.

Information will be provided about the Settlement Agreement, the Proposed Partial Final Decree on Taos Pueblo’s water rights, the Notice of Expedited Subproceeding Concerning Settlement Agreement and Proposed Judgment and Decree of the Water Rights of Taos Pueblo being provided by mail and publication, and what Taos Valley water rights owners need to know about the process.

Representatives from the Taos Pueblo, the Taos Valley Acequia Association, the El Prado Water and Sanitation District, the Town of Taos, Mutual Domestic Water Users Associations, the Office of the State Engineer, the United States, and the UNM School of Law, Utton Center will speak and answer questions about the terms of the Settlement Agreement and the court approval process. This is the second of two meetings on this topic and format, the first held on September 17, 2013.

What: Abeyta Adjudication Public Meetings on the Taos Pueblo 
Indian Water Rights Settlement

Where: Town of Taos Convention Center
Rio Grande Hall
121 Civic Plaza Drive
Taos NM 87571

When: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm Public Meeting

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more info click here – Taos Pueblo Water Rights Settlement Agreement


WATER RIGHTS

Taos Pueblo Water Rights Settlement Information.
In 2008 Governor Paul Martinez and War Chief Luis Romero, with the Taos Pueblo Tribal council, announce that local parties have confirmed support for the Congressional delegation to introduce legislation to authorize the Taos Pueblo/Abeyta Indian Water Rights Settlement.

In March 2006 Governor James Lujan Sr. and War Chief Robert Espinosa are pleased to announce that Taos Pueblo and the non-Indian parties, the State of New Mexico, Town of Taos, El Prado Water and Sanitation District, Taos Valley Acequia Association and the Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association, finished the local phase of the Abeyta water negotiations and have completed the Draft Settlement Agreement (“DSA”) that is now available for public disclosure.

PDF links for further information:

pdfProposed Taos Pueblo Partial Final Judgment and Decree (PDF)

pdf1996 – Taos Pueblo Supplemental Claims (PDF)

pdf1997 – US revised SOC for Taos Pueblo Past and Present (PDF)

pdf2012 – Abeyta Settlement Agreement (PDF)


Buffalo Pasture (PDF)
Taos Pueblo Lands (PDF)
Groundwater Model (part 1) - (PDF)
Groundwater Model (part 2) - (PDF)
Taos Valley (PDF)
Proposed Partial Final Judgment and Decree (PDF)
Acequias and Springs (PDF)
Taos Pueblo Water Use Survey as supplemented (PDF)
Town Permitted Water Rights (PDF)
State – Townletter re Bataan Well (PDF)
Map of certain wells etc (PDF)
State – EPWSD letter (PDF)
State – MDWCAs 072806 letter (PDF)
Pueblo permit form (PDF)
Acequia del Medio del Prado PODs (PDF)
Acequia Madre de la Loma On Pueblo Springs (PDF)
US and Pueblo Waivers (PDF)
Waivers of Taos Pueblo claims against US (PDF)