Taos Pueblo Water Rights Settlement Information
Updated July 2008.
Update, July 2008
Governer 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.
Press Release (147k pdf)
Statement from Tribal Government (138k pdf)
Draft, 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.
These are links to further information:
Joint Parties’ Press Release (35k pdf)
Draft Settlement Agreement (291k pdf)
Attachments for Draft Settlement Agreement
Announcement to Pueblo Members (82k pdf)