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Arizona v. California

U.S.
Jun 3, 1963
547 U.S. 150 (1963)

Summary

In Arizona v. California, 547 U.S. 150, 155 (2006), the Supreme Court described additional water available above what was necessary "to satisfy annual consumptive use" as "surplus."

Summary of this case from Tribe v. United States

Opinion

ON BILL OF COMPLAINT.

No. 8, Orig.

Decided June 3, 1963. Decree entered March 9, 1964. Amended decree entered February 28, 1966. Decided and supplemental decree entered January 9, 1979. Decided March 30, 1983. Second supplemental decree entered April 16, 1984. Decided June 19, 2000. Supplemental decree entered October 10, 2000. Consolidated decree entered March 27, 2006.

Supplemental decree entered.

Opinion reported: 373 U.S. 546; decree reported: 376 U.S. 340; amended decree reported: 383 U.S. 268; opinion and supplemental decree reported: 439 U.S. 419; opinion reported: 460 U.S. 605; second supplemental decree reported: 466 U.S. 144; opinion reported: 530 U.S. 392; supplemental decree reported: 531 U.S. 1.


The final settlement agreements are approved, the joint motion for entry of decree is granted, and the proposed consolidated decree is entered. Frank J. McGarr, Esq., of Downers Grove, Illinois, the Special Master in this case, is hereby discharged with the thanks of the Court.

CONSOLIDATED DECREE

On January 19, 1953, the Court granted the State of Arizona leave to file a bill of complaint against the State of California and seven of its public agencies, Palo Verde Irrigation District, Imperial Irrigation District, Coachella Valley County Water District, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, City of Los Angeles, City of San Diego, and County of San Diego. 344 U.S. 919. The United States and the State of Nevada intervened. 344 U.S. 919 (1953) (intervention by the United States); 347 U.S. 985 (1954) (intervention by Nevada). The State of New Mexico and the State of Utah were joined as parties. 350 U.S. 114, 115 (1955). The Court referred the case to George I. Haight, Esquire, and upon his death to Simon H. Rifkind, Esquire, as Special Master. 347 U.S. 986 (1954); 350 U.S. 812 (1955). On January 16, 1961, the Court received and ordered filed the report of Special Master Rifkind. 364 U.S. 940. On June 3, 1963, the Court filed an opinion in the case, 373 U.S. 546, and on March 9, 1964, the Court entered a decree in the case. 376 U.S. 340.

On February 28, 1966, the Court granted the joint motion of the parties to amend Article VI of the decree, and so amended Article VI to extend the time for submission of lists of present perfected rights. 383 U.S. 268.

On January 9, 1979, the Court filed an opinion granting the joint motion for entry of a supplemental decree, entered a supplemental decree, denied in part the motion to intervene of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, and otherwise referred the case and the motions to intervene of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe and the Colorado River Indian Tribes, et al., to Judge Elbert Tuttle as Special Master. 439 U.S. 419, 437. On April 5, 1982, the Court received and ordered filed the report of Special Master Tuttle. 456 U.S. 912. On March 30, 1983, the Court filed an opinion rendering a decision on the several exceptions to the report of the Special Master, approving the recommendation that the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, the Colorado River Indian Tribes, the Quechan Tribe, and the Cocopah Indian Tribe be permitted to intervene, and approving some of his further recommendations and disapproving others, 460 U.S. 605, 609, 615. On April 16, 1984, the Court entered a second supplemental decree implementing that decision. 466 U.S. 144.

On October 10, 1989, the Court granted the motion of the state parties to reopen the decree to determine the disputed boundary claims with respect to the Fort Mojave, Colorado River, and Fort Yuma Indian Reservations. 493 U.S. 886. The case was referred to Robert B. McKay, Esquire, and upon his death to Frank McGarr, Esquire, as Special Master. 493 U.S. 971 (1989); 498 U.S. 964 (1990). On October 4, 1999, the Court received and ordered filed the report of Special Master McGarr. 528 U.S. 803. On June 19, 2000, the Court filed an opinion rendering a decision on the several exceptions to the report of the Special Master, approving the settlements of the parties with respect to the Fort Mojave and Colorado River Indian Reservations and remanding the case to the Special Master with respect to the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation. 530 U.S. 392, 418, 419-420. On October 10, 2000, the Court entered a supplemental decree. 531 U.S. 1.

On June 14, 2005, Special Master McGarr submitted his report recommending approval of the settlements of the federal reserved water rights claim with respect to the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation and a proposed supplemental decree to implement those settlements.

The State of Arizona, the State of California, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Coachella Valley Water District, the United States, and the Quechan Tribe, at the direction of the Court, have filed a joint motion to enter a consolidated decree.

This decree consolidates the substantive provisions of the decrees previously entered in this action at 376 U.S. 340 (1964), 383 U.S. 268 (1966), 439 U.S. 419 (1979), 466 U.S. 144 (1984), and 531 U.S. 1 (2000), implements the settlements of the federal reserved water rights claim for the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, which the Court has approved this date, and reflects changes in the names of certain parties and Indian reservations. This decree is entered in order to provide a single convenient reference to ascertain the rights and obligations of the parties adjudicated in this original proceeding, and reflects only the incremental changes in the original 1964 decree by subsequent decrees and the settlements of the federal reserved water rights claim for the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation.

Accordingly,

IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED

Except where the text of this decree differs from the previous decrees, this decree does not vacate the previous decrees nor alter any of their substantive provisions, and all mandates, injunctions, obligations, privileges, and requirements of this decree are deemed to remain effective as of the date of their respective entry in the prior decrees. Entry of this decree shall not affect the validity or effect of, nor affect any right or obligation under, any existing statute, regulation, policy, administrative order, contract, or judicial decision or judgment in other actions that references any of the previous decrees, and any such reference shall be construed as a reference to the congruent provisions of this decree.

I. For purposes of this decree:

(A) "Consumptive use" means diversions from the stream less such return flow thereto as is available for consumptive use in the United States or in satisfaction of the Mexican Treaty obligation;

(B) "Mainstream" means the mainstream of the Colorado River downstream from Lee Ferry within the United States, including the reservoirs thereon;

(C) Consumptive use from the mainstream within a State shall include all consumptive uses of water of the main-stream, including water drawn from the mainstream by underground pumping, and including, but not limited to, consumptive uses made by persons, by agencies of that State, and by the United States for the benefit of Indian reservations and other federal establishments within the State;

(D) "Regulatory structures controlled by the United States" refers to Hoover Dam, Davis Dam, Parker Dam, Headgate Rock Dam, Palo Verde Dam, Imperial Dam, Laguna Dam, and all other dams and works on the mainstream now or hereafter controlled or operated by the United States which regulate the flow of water in the mainstream or the diversion of water from the mainstream;

(E) "Water controlled by the United States" refers to the water in Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Lake Havasu, and all other water in the mainstream below Lee Ferry and within the United States;

(F) "Tributaries" means all stream systems the waters of which naturally drain into the mainstream of the Colorado River below Lee Ferry;

(G) "Perfected right" means a water right acquired in accordance with state law, which right has been exercised by the actual diversion of a specific quantity of water that has been applied to a defined area of land or to definite municipal or industrial works, and in addition shall include water rights created by the reservation of mainstream water for the use of federal establishments under federal law whether or not the water has been applied to beneficial use;

(H) "Present perfected rights" means perfected rights, as here defined, existing as of June 25, 1929, the effective date of the Boulder Canyon Project Act;

(I) "Domestic use" shall include the use of water for household, stock, municipal, mining, milling, industrial, and other like purposes, but shall exclude the generation of electrical power;

(J) "Annual" and "Year," except where the context may otherwise require, refer to calendar years;

(K) Consumptive use of water diverted in one State for consumptive use in another State shall be treated as if diverted in the State for whose benefit it is consumed.

II. The United States, its officers, attorneys, agents and employees be and they are hereby severally enjoined:

(A) From operating regulatory structures controlled by the United States and from releasing water controlled by the United States other than in accordance with the following order of priority:

(1) For river regulation, improvement of navigation, and flood control;

(2) For irrigation and domestic uses, including the satisfaction of present perfected rights; and

(3) For power;

Provided, however, that the United States may release water in satisfaction of its obligations to the United States of Mexico under the Treaty dated February 3, 1944, without regard to the priorities specified in this subdivision (A);

(B) From releasing water controlled by the United States for irrigation and domestic use in the States of Arizona, California, and Nevada, except as follows:

(1) If sufficient mainstream water is available for release, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, to satisfy 7,500,000 acre-feet of annual consumptive use in the aforesaid three States, then of such 7,500,000 acre-feet of consumptive use, there shall be apportioned 2,800,000 acre-feet for use in Arizona, 4,400,000 acre-feet for use in California, and 300,000 acre-feet for use in Nevada;

(2) If sufficient mainstream water is available for release, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, to satisfy annual consumptive use in the aforesaid States in excess of 7,500,000 acre-feet, such excess consumptive use is surplus, and 50% thereof shall be apportioned for use in Arizona and 50% for use in California; provided, however, that if the United States so contracts with Nevada, then 46% of such surplus shall be apportioned for use in Arizona and 4% for use in Nevada;

(3) If insufficient mainstream water is available for release, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, to satisfy annual consumptive use of 7,500,000 acre-feet in the aforesaid three States, then the Secretary of the Interior, after providing for satisfaction of present perfected rights in the order of their priority dates without regard to state lines and after consultation with the parties to major delivery contracts and such representatives as the respective States may designate, may apportion the amount remaining available for consumptive use in such manner as is consistent with the Boulder Canyon Project Act as interpreted by the opinion of this Court herein, and with other applicable federal statutes, but in no event shall more than 4,400,000 acre-feet be apportioned for use in California including all present perfected rights;

(4) Any mainstream water consumptively used within a State shall be charged to its apportionment, regardless of the purpose for which it was released;

(5) Notwithstanding the provisions of Paragraphs (1) through (4) of this subdivision (B), mainstream water shall be released or delivered to water users (including but not limited to public and municipal corporations and other public agencies) in Arizona, California, and Nevada only pursuant to valid contracts therefor made with such users by the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to Section 5 of the Boulder Canyon Project Act or any other applicable federal statute;

(6) If, in any one year, water apportioned for consumptive use in a State will not be consumed in that State, whether for the reason that delivery contracts for the full amount of the State's apportionment are not in effect or that users cannot apply all of such water to beneficial uses, or for any other reason, nothing in this decree shall be construed as prohibiting the Secretary of the Interior from releasing such apportioned but unused water during such year for consumptive use in the other States. No rights to the recurrent use of such water shall accrue by reason of the use thereof;

(C) From applying the provisions of Article 7(d) of the Arizona water delivery contract dated February 9, 1944, and the provisions of Article 5(a) of the Nevada water delivery contract dated March 30, 1942, as amended by the contract dated January 3, 1944, to reduce the apportionment or delivery of mainstream water to users within the States of Arizona and Nevada by reason of any uses in such States from the tributaries flowing therein;

(D) From releasing water controlled by the United States for use in the States of Arizona, California, and Nevada for the benefit of any federal establishment named in this subdivision (D) except in accordance with the allocations made herein; provided, however, that such release may be made notwithstanding the provisions of Paragraph (5) of subdivision (B) of this Article; and provided further that nothing herein shall prohibit the United States from making future additional reservations of mainstream water for use in any of such States as may be authorized by law and subject to present perfected rights and rights under contracts there-to-fore made with water users in such State under Section 5 of the Boulder Canyon Project Act or any other applicable federal statute:

(1) The Chemehuevi Indian Reservation in annual quantities not to exceed (i) 11,340 acre-feet of diversions from the mainstream or (ii) the quantity of mainstream water necessary to supply the consumptive use required for irrigation of 1,900 acres and for the satisfaction of related uses, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less, with a priority date of February 2, 1907;

(2) The Cocopah Indian Reservation in annual quantities not to exceed (i) 9,707 acre-feet of diversions from the mainstream or (ii) the quantity of mainstream water necessary to supply the consumptive use required for irrigation of 1,524 acres and for the satisfaction of related uses, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less, with priority dates of September 27, 1917, for lands reserved by the Executive Order of said date; June 24, 1974, for lands reserved by the Act of June 24, 1974 ( 88 Stat. 266, 269);

(3) The Fort Yuma Indian Reservation in annual quantities not to exceed (i) 77,966 acre-feet of diversions from the mainstream or (ii) the quantity of mainstream water necessary to supply the consumptive use required for irrigation of 11,694 acres and for the satisfaction of related uses, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less, with a priority date of January 9, 1884;

(4) The Colorado River Indian Reservation in annual quantities not to exceed (i) 719,248 acre-feet of diversions from the mainstream or (ii) the quantity of main-stream water necessary to supply the consumptive use required for irrigation of 107,903 acres and for the satisfaction of related uses, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less, with priority dates of March 3, 1865, for lands reserved by the Act of March 3, 1865 ( 13 Stat. 541, 559); November 22, 1873, for lands reserved by the Executive Order of said date; November 16, 1874, for lands reserved by the Executive Order of said date, except as later modified; May 15, 1876, for lands reserved by the Executive Order of said date; November 22, 1915, for lands reserved by the Executive Order of said date;

(5) The Fort Mojave Indian Reservation in annual quantities not to exceed (i) 132,789 acre-feet of diversions from the mainstream or (ii) the quantity of main-stream water necessary to supply the consumptive use required for irrigation of 20,544 acres and for the satisfaction of related uses, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less, with priority dates of September 19, 1890, for lands transferred by the Executive Order of said date; February 2, 1911, for lands reserved by the Executive Order of said date;

(6) The Lake Mead National Recreation Area in annual quantities reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes of the Recreation Area, with priority dates of May 3, 1929, for lands reserved by the Executive Order of said date (No. 5105), and April 25, 1930, for lands reserved by the Executive Order of said date (No. 5339);

(7) The Havasu Lake National Wildlife Refuge in annual quantities reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes of the Refuge, not to exceed (i) 41,839 acre-feet of water diverted from the mainstream or (ii) 37,339 acre-feet of consumptive use of mainstream water, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less, with a priority date of January 22, 1941, for lands reserved by the Executive Order of said date (No. 8(347), and a priority date of February 11, 1949, for land reserved by the Public Land Order of said date (No. 559);

(8) The Imperial National Wildlife Refuge in annual quantities reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes of the Refuge not to exceed (i) 28,000 acre-feet of water diverted from the mainstream or (ii) 23,000 acre-feet of consumptive use of mainstream water, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less, with a priority date of February 14, 1941;

(9) Boulder City, Nevada, as authorized by the Act of September 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1726, with a priority date of May 15, 1931;

Provided, further, that consumptive uses from the main-stream for the benefit of the above-named federal establishments shall, except as necessary to satisfy present perfected rights in the order of their priority dates without regard to state lines, be satisfied only out of water available, as provided in subdivision (B) of this Article, to each State wherein such uses occur and subject to, in the case of each reservation, such rights as have been created prior to the establishment of such reservation by contracts executed under Section 5 of the Boulder Canyon Project Act or any other applicable federal statute.

III. The States of Arizona, California, and Nevada, Palo Verde Irrigation District, Imperial Irrigation District, Coachella Valley Water District, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, City of Los Angeles, City of San Diego, and County of San Diego, and all other users of water from the mainstream in said States, their officers, attorneys, agents, and employees, be and they are hereby severally enjoined:

(A) From interfering with the management and operation, in conformity with Article II of this decree, of regulatory structures controlled by the United States;

(B) From interfering with or purporting to authorize the interference with releases and deliveries, in conformity with Article II of this decree, of water controlled by the United States;

(C) From diverting or purporting to authorize the diversion of water from the mainstream the diversion of which has not been authorized by the United States for use in the respective States; provided, however, that no party named in this Article and no other user of water in said States shall divert or purport to authorize the diversion of water from the mainstream the diversion of which has not been authorized by the United States for its particular use;

(D) From consuming or purporting to authorize the consumptive use of water from the mainstream in excess of the quantities permitted under Article II of this decree.

IV. The State of New Mexico, its officers, attorneys, agents, and employees, be and they are after March 9, 1968, hereby severally enjoined:

(A) From diverting or permitting the diversion of water from San Simon Creek, its tributaries, and underground water sources for the irrigation of more than a total of 2,900 acres during any one year, and from exceeding a total consumptive use of such water, for whatever purpose, of 72,000 acre-feet during any period of ten consecutive years; and from exceeding a total consumptive use of such water, for whatever purpose, of 8,220 acre-feet during any one year;

(B) From diverting or permitting the diversion of water from the San Francisco River, its tributaries, and underground water sources for the irrigation within each of the following areas of more than the following number of acres during any one year:

Luna Area............................ 225 Apache Creek-Aragon Area............. 316 Reserve Area......................... 725 Glenwood Area........................ 1,003 and from exceeding a total consumptive use of such water for whatever purpose, of 31,870 acre-feet during any period of ten consecutive years; and from exceeding a total consumptive use of such water, for whatever purpose, of 4,112 acre-feet during any one year;

(C) From diverting or permitting the diversion of water from the Gila River, its tributaries (exclusive of the San Francisco River and San Simon Creek and their tributaries), and underground water sources for the irrigation within each of the following areas of more than the following number of acres during any one year:

Upper Gila Area................................ 287 Cliff-Gila and Buckhorn-Duck Creek Area........ 5,314 Red Rock Area.................................. 1,456 and from exceeding a total consumptive use of such water (exclusive of uses in Virden Valley, New Mexico), for whatever purpose, of 136,620 acre-feet during any period of ten consecutive years; and from exceeding a total consumptive use of such water (exclusive of uses in Virden Valley, New Mexico), for whatever purpose, of 15,895 acre-feet during any one year;

(D) From diverting or permitting the diversion of water from the Gila River and its underground water sources in the Virden Valley, New Mexico, except for use on lands determined to have the right to the use of such water by the decree entered by the United States District Court for the District of Arizona on June 29, 1935, in United States v. Gila Valley Irrigation District et al. (Globe Equity No. 59) (herein referred to as the Gila Decree), and except pursuant to and in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Gila Decree; provided, however, that:

(1) This decree shall not enjoin the use of underground water on any of the following lands:

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or on lands or for other uses in the Virden Valley to which such use may be transferred or substituted on retirement from irrigation of any of said specifically described lands, up to a maximum total consumptive use of such water of 838.2 acre-feet per annum, unless and until such uses are adjudged by a court of competent jurisdiction to be an infringement or impairment of rights confirmed by the Gila Decree; and

(2) This decree shall not prohibit domestic use of water from the Gila River and its underground water sources on lands with rights confirmed by the Gila Decree, or on farmsteads located adjacent to said lands, or in the Virden Townsite, up to a total consumptive use of 265 acre-feet per annum in addition to the uses confirmed by the Gila Decree, unless and until such use is adjudged by a court of competent jurisdiction to be an infringement or impairment of rights confirmed by the Gila Decree;

(E) Provided, however, that nothing in this Article IV shall be construed to affect rights as between individual water users in the State of New Mexico; nor shall anything in this Article be construed to affect possible superior rights of the United States asserted on behalf of National Forests, Parks, Memorials, Monuments, and lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management; and provided further that in addition to the diversions authorized herein the United States has the right to divert water from the mainstream of the Gila and San Francisco Rivers in quantities reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes of the Gila National Forest with priority dates as of the date of withdrawal for forest purposes of each area of the forest within which the water is used;

(F) Provided, further, that no diversion from a stream authorized in Article IV(A) through (D) may be transferred to any of the other streams, nor may any use for irrigation purposes within any area on one of the streams be transferred for use for irrigation purposes to any other area on that stream.

V. The United States shall prepare and maintain, or provide for the preparation and maintenance of, and shall make available, annually and at such shorter intervals as the Secretary of the Interior shall deem necessary or advisable, for inspection by interested persons at all reasonable times and at a reasonable place or places, complete, detailed, and accurate records of:

(A) Releases of water through regulatory structures controlled by the United States;

(B) Diversions of water from the mainstream, return flow of such water to the stream as is available for consumptive use in the United States or in satisfaction of the Mexican Treaty obligation, and consumptive use of such water. These quantities shall be stated separately as to each diverter from the mainstream, each point of diversion, and each of the States of Arizona, California, and Nevada;

(C) Releases of mainstream water pursuant to orders therefor but not diverted by the party ordering the same, and the quantity of such water delivered to Mexico in satisfaction of the Mexican Treaty or diverted by others in satisfaction of rights decreed herein. These quantities shall be stated separately as to each diverter from the mainstream, each paint of diversion, and each of the States of Arizona, California, and Nevada;

(D) Deliveries to Mexico of water in satisfaction of the obligations of Part III of the Treaty of February 3, 1944, and, separately stated, water passing to Mexico in excess of treaty requirements;

(E) Diversions of water from the mainstream of the Gila and San Francisco Rivers and the consumptive use of such water, for the benefit of the Gila National Forest.

VI. By March 9, 1967, the States of Arizona, California, and Nevada shall furnish to this Court and to the Secretary of the Interior a list of the present perfected rights, with their claimed priority dates, in waters of the mainstream within each State, respectively, in terms of consumptive use, except those relating to federal establishments. Any named party to this proceeding may present its claim of present perfected rights or its opposition to the claims of others. The Secretary of the Interior shall supply similar information, by March 9, 1967, with respect to the claims of the United States to present perfected rights within each State. If the parties and the Secretary of the Interior are unable at that time to agree on the present perfected rights to the use of mainstream water in each State, and their priority dates, any party may apply to the Court for the determination of such rights by the Court. A list of present perfected rights, with priority dates, in waters of the mainstream in the States of Arizona, California, and Nevada is set forth in Parts I-A, II-A, and III of the Appendix to this decree and is incorporated herein by reference.

VII. The State of New Mexico shall, by March 9, 1968, prepare and maintain, or provide for the preparation and maintenance of, and shall annually thereafter make available for inspection at all reasonable times and at a reasonable place or places, complete, detailed, and accurate records of:

(A) The acreages of all lands in New Mexico irrigated each year from the Gila River, the San Francisco River, San Simon Creek, and their tributaries and all of their underground water sources, stated by legal description and component acreages and separately as to each of the areas designated in Article IV of this decree and as to each of the three streams;

(B) Annual diversions and consumptive uses of water in New Mexico, from the Gila River, the San Francisco River, San Simon Creek, and their tributaries and all their underground water sources, stated separately as to each of the three streams.

VIII. This decree shall not affect:

(A) The relative rights inter sese of water users within any one of the States, except as otherwise specifically provided herein;

(B) The rights or priorities to water in any of the Lower Basin tributaries of the Colorado River in the States of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah except the Gila River System;

(C) The rights or priorities, except as specific provision is made herein, of any Indian Reservation, National Forest, Park, Recreation Area, Monument or Memorial, or other lands of the United States;

(D) Any issue of interpretation of the Colorado River Compact.

IX. Any of the parties may apply at the foot of this decree for its amendment or for further relief. The Court retains jurisdiction of this suit for the purpose of any order, direction, or modification of the decree, or any supplementary decree, that may at any time be deemed proper in relation to the subject matter in controversy.

APPENDIX

The present perfected rights to the use of mainstream water in the States of Arizona, California, and Nevada, and their priority dates are determined to be as set forth below, subject to the following:

(1) The following listed present perfected rights relate to the quantity of water which may be used by each claimant and the list is not intended to limit or redefine the type of use otherwise set forth in this decree.

(2) This determination shall in no way affect future adjustments resulting from determinations relating to settlement of Indian reservation boundaries referred to in Article 11(D)(5) of this decree.

(3) Article IX of this decree is not affected by this list of present perfected rights.

(4) Any water right listed herein may be exercised only for beneficial uses.

(5) In the event of a determination of insufficient main-stream water to satisfy present perfected rights pursuant to Article 11(B)(3) of this decree, the Secretary of the Interior shall, before providing for the satisfaction of any of the other present perfected rights except for those listed herein as "MISCELLANEOUS PRESENT PERFECTED RIGHTS" (rights numbered 7-21 and 29-80 below) in the order of their priority dates without regard to state lines, first provide for the satisfaction in full of all rights of the Chemehuevi Indian Reservation, Cocopah Indian Reservation, Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, Colorado River Indian Reservation, and the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation as set forth in Article II(D)(1)-(5) of this decree, provided that the quantities fixed in paragraphs (1) through (5) of Article 11(D) of this decree shall continue to be subject to appropriate adjustment by agreement or decree of this Court in the event that the boundaries of the respective reservations are finally determined except for the western boundaries of the Fort Mojave and Colorado River Indian Reservations in California and except for the boundaries of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation in Arizona and California. Additional present perfected rights so adjudicated by such adjustment shall be in annual quantities not to exceed the quantities of mainstream water necessary to supply the consumptive use required for irrigation of the practicably irrigable acres which are included within any area determined to be within a reservation by such final determination of a boundary and for the satisfaction of related uses. The quantities of diversions are to be computed by determining net practicably irrigable acres within each additional area using the methods set forth by the Special Master in this case in his report to this Court dated December 5, 1960, and by applying the unit diversion quantities thereto, as listed below:Indian Reservation Per Irrigable Acre

Unit Diversion Quantity Acre-Feet Cocopah 6.37 Colorado River 6.67 Chemehuevi 5.97 Ft. Mojave 6.46 Ft. Yuma 6.67 The foregoing reference to a quantity of water necessary to supply consumptive use required for irrigation, and as that provision is included within paragraphs (1) through (5) of Article 11(D) of this decree, shall constitute the means of determining quantity of adjudicated water rights but shall not constitute a restriction of the usage of them to irrigation or other agricultural application. If all or part of the adjudicated water rights of any of the five Indian reservations is used other than for irrigation or other agricultural application, the total consumptive use, as that term is defined in Article 1(A) of this decree, for said reservation shall not exceed the consumptive use that would have resulted if the diversions listed in subparagraph (i) of paragraphs (1) through (5) of Article 11(D) of this decree had been used for irrigation of the number of acres specified for that reservation in said paragraphs and for the satisfaction of related uses. Effect shall be given to this paragraph notwithstanding the priority dates of the present perfected rights as listed below. However, nothing in this paragraph (5) shall affect the order in which such rights listed below as "MISCELLANEOUS PRESENT PERFECTED RIGHTS" (numbered 7-21 and 29-80 below) shall be satisfied. Furthermore, nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to determine the order of satisfying any other Indian water rights claims not herein specified.

I ARIZONA A. Federal Establishments' Present Perfected Rights

The federal establishments named in Article II, subdivision (D), paragraphs (2), (3), (4), and (5) of this decree, such rights having been decreed in Article II:Defined Area of Land (Acre-Feet) Acres Priority Date

The quantity of water in each instance is measured by (i) diversions or (ii) consumptive use required for irrigation of the respective acreage and for satisfaction of related uses, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less.

Annual Diversions Net 1) Cocopah Indian Reservation 7,681 1,206 Sept. 27, 1917 2) Colorado River Indian Reservation 358,400 53,768 Mar. 3, 1865 252,016 37,808 Nov. 22, 1873 51,986 7,799 Nov. 16, 1874 3) Fort Mojave Indian Reservation 27,969 4,327 Sept. 18, 1890 75,566 11,691 Feb. 2, 1911 3a) Fort Yuma Indian Reservation 6,350 952 Jan. 9, 1884

In addition to the mainstream diversion rights in favor of the Indian reservations specified in Paragraph 1(A) of this Appendix, a mainstream diversion right of 2,026 acre-feet for the Cocopah Reservation shall be charged against the State of Arizona with a priority date of June 24, 1974.

B. Water Projects' Present Perfected Rights

(4) The Valley Division, Yuma Project in annual quantities not to exceed (i) 254,200 acre-feet of diversions from the mainstream or (ii) the quantity of mainstream water necessary to supply the consumptive use required for irrigation of 43,562 acres and for the satisfaction of related uses, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less, with a priority date of 1901.

(5) The Yuma Auxiliary Project, Unit B in annual quantities not to exceed (i) 6,800 acre-feet of diversions from the mainstream or (ii) the quantity of mainstream water necessary to supply the consumptive use required for irrigation of 1,225 acres and for the satisfaction of related uses, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less, with a priority date of July 8, 1905.

(6) The North Gila Valley Unit, Yuma Mesa Division, Gila Project in annual quantities not to exceed (i) 24,500 acre-feet of diversions from the mainstream or (ii) the quantity of mainstream water necessary to supply the consumptive use required for irrigation of 4,030 acres and for the satisfaction of related uses, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less, with a priority date of July 8, 1905.

C. Miscellaneous Present Perfected Rights

1. The following miscellaneous present perfected rights in Arizona in annual quantities of water not to exceed the listed acre-feet of diversion from the mainstream to supply the consumptive use required for irrigation and the satisfaction of related uses within the boundaries of the land described and with the priority dates listed:

Defined Area of Land (acre-feet) Date fn2 fn2 fn2

The names in parentheses following the description of the "Defined Area of Land" are used for identification of present perfected rights only; the name used is the first name appearing as the Claimants identified with a parcel in Arizona's 1967 list submitted to this Court.

Included as a part of the Powers' claim in Arizona's 1967 list submitted to this Court. Subsequently, the United States and Powers agreed to a Stipulation of Settlement on land ownership whereby title to this property was quieted in favor of the United States.

The names in parentheses following the description of the "Defined Area of Land" are used for identification of present perfected rights only; the name used is the first name appearing as the Claimants identified with a parcel in Arizona's 1967 list submitted to this Court.

Annual Diversions Priority 7) 160 Acres in Lots 21, 24, and 25, Sec. 29 and 960 1915 Lots 15, 16, 17 and 18, and the SW¼ of the SE¼, See. 30, T.16S., R.22K, San Bernardino Base and Meridian, Yuma County, Arizona. (Powers): 8) Lots 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 22 and S¼ of SW¼, 1,140 1915 Sec 30, T.16S., R.22E., San Bernardino Base and Meridian, Yuma County, Arizona. (United States) 9) 60 acres within Lot 2, Sec. 15 and Lots 1 and 360 1910 2, Sec. 22, T.10N., R.19W., GSRBM. (Graham) 10) 180 acres within the N½ of the S½ and the 1,080 1902 S½ of the N½ of Sec. 13 and the SW¼ of the NE¼ of Sec. 14, T.18N., R.22W., GSRBM. (Hulet) 11) 45 acres within the NE¼ of the SW¼, the SW¼ of the SW¼ and the SE¼ of the SW¼ of Sec. 11, T.18N., R.22W., GSRBM. 80 acres within the N¼ of the SW¼ of Sec. 1,050 1902 11, T.18N., R.22W., GSRBM. 10 acres within the NW¼ of the NE¼ of the NE¼ of Sec. 15, T.18N., R.22W., GSRBM. 40 acres within the SE¼ of the SE¼ of Sec. 15, T.18N., R.22W., GSRBM. (Hurschler) 12) 40 acres within Sec. 13, T.17N., R.22W., GSRBM. (Miller) 240 1902

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The names in parentheses following the description of the "Defined Area of Land" are the names of claimants, added since the 1967 list, upon whose water use these present perfected rights are predicated.

13) 120 acres within Sec. 27, T.18N., R.22W., GSRBM. 15 acres within the NW¼ of the NW¼, Sec. 810 1902 23, T.18N., R.22W., GSRBM. (McKellips and Granite Reef Farms) 14) 180 acres within the NW¼ of the NE¼, the 1,080 1902 SW¼ of the NE¼, the NE¼ of the SW¼, the NW¼ of the SE¼, the NE¼ of the SE¼, and the SW¼ of the SE¼, and the SE¼ of the SE¼, Sec. 31, T.18N., R.21W., GSRBM. (Sherrill Lafolette) 15) 53.89 acres as follows: 318 1928 Beginning at a point 995.1 feet easterly of the NW corner of the NE¼ of Sec. 10, T.8S., R.22W., Gila and Salt River Base and Meridian; on the northerly boundary of the said NE¼, which is the true point of beginning, then in a southerly direction to a point on the southerly boundary of the said NE¼ which is 991.2 feet E. of the SW corner of said NE¼ thence easterly along the S. line of the NE¼, a distance of 807.3 feet to a point, thence N. 0°7 W., 768.8 feet to a point, thence E. 124.0 feet to a point, thence northerly 0°14 W., 1,067.6 feet to a point, thence E. 130 feet to a point, thence northerly 0°20 W., 405.2 feet to a point, thence northerly 63°10 W., 506.0 feet to a point, thence northerly 90°15 W., 562.9 feet to a point on the northerly boundary of the said NE¼, thence easterly along the said northerly boundary of the said NE¼, 116.6 feet to the true point of the beginning containing 53.89 acres. All as more particularly described and set forth in that survey executed by Thomas A. Yowell, Land Surveyor on June 24, 1969. (Molina)

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16) 60 acres within the NW¼ of the NW¼ and the north half of the SW¼ of the NW¼ of Sec. 14, T.8S., R.22W., GSRBM. 780 1925 70 acres within the S¼ of the SW¼ of the SW¼, and the W¼ of the SW¼, Sec. 14, T.8S., R.22W., GSRBM. (Sturges) 17) 120 acres within the N¼ NE¼, NE¼ NW¼, Section 23, T.18N., R.22W., GSRBM. 720 1912 (Zozaya) 18) 40 acres in the W¼ of the NE¼ of Section 30, 960 1902 and 60 acres in the W¼ of the SE¼ of Section 30, and 60 acres in the E¼ of the NW¼ of Section 31, comprising a total of 160 acres all in Township 18 North:, Range 21 West of the GSRBM. (Swan) 19) 7 acres in the East 300 feet of the W¼ of Lot 42 1900 1 (Lot 1 being the SE¼ SE¼, 40 acres more or less), Section 28, Township 16 South, Range 22 East, San Bernardino Meridian, lying North of U.S. Bureau of Reclamation levee right of way. EXCEPT that portion conveyed to the United States of America by instrument recorded in Docket 417, page 150 EXCEPTING any portion of the East 300 feet of W¼ of Lot 1 within the natural bed of the Colorado River below the line of ordinary high water and also EXCEPTING any artificial accretions water-ward of said line of ordinary high water, all of which comprises approximately seven (7) acres. (Milton and Jean Phillips)

2. The following miscellaneous present perfected rights in Arizona in annual quantities of water not to exceed the listed number of acre-feet of (i) diversions from the mainstream or (ii) the quantity of mainstream water necessary to supply the consumptive use, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less, for domestic, municipal, and industrial purposes within the boundaries of the land described and with the priority dates listed:Defined Area of Land (acre-feet) (acre-feet) Date fn2 fn2

Annual Annual Diversions Consumptive Use Priority 20) City of Parker 630 400 1905 21) City of Yuma 2,333 1,478 1893

II CALIFORNIA A. Federal Establishments' Present Perfected Rights

The federal establishments named in Article II, subdivision (D), paragraphs (1), (3), (4), and (5) of this decree, such rights having been decreed by Article II:Defined Area of Land (acre-feet) Acresfn5 Priority Date

The quantity of water in each instance is measured by (i) diversions or (ii) consumptive use required for irrigation of the respective acreage and for satisfaction of related uses, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less.

Annual Diversions Net 22) Chemehuevi Indian Reservation 11,340 1,900 Feb. 2, 1907 23) Fort Yuma Indian Reservation 71,616 10,742 Jan. 9, 1884 24) Colorado River Indian Reservation 10,745 1,612 Nov. 22, 1873 40,241 6,037 Nov. 16, 1874 5,860 879 May 15, 1876 25) Fort Mojave Indian Reservation 16,720 2,587 Sept. 18, 1890

B. Water Districts' and Projects' Present Perfected Rights

26)

The Palo Verde Irrigation District in annual quantities not to exceed (i) 219,780 acre-feet of diversions from the main-stream or (ii) the quantity of mainstream water necessary to supply the consumptive use required for irrigation of 33,604 acres and for the satisfaction of related uses, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less, with a priority date of 1877.

27)

The Imperial Irrigation District in annual quantities not to exceed (i) 2,600,000 acre-feet of diversions from the main-stream or (ii) the quantity of mainstream water necessary to supply the consumptive use required for irrigation of 424,145 acres and for the satisfaction of related uses, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less, with a priority date of 1901.

28)

The Reservation Division, Yuma Project, California (non-Indian portion) in annual quantities not to exceed (i) 38,270 acre-feet of diversions from the mainstream or (ii) the quantity of mainstream water necessary to supply the consumptive use required for irrigation of 6,294 acres and for the satisfaction of related uses, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less, with a priority elate of July 8, 1905.

C. Miscellaneous Present Perfected Rights

1. The following miscellaneous present perfected rights in California in annual quantities of water not to exceed the listed number of acre-feet of diversions from the mainstream to supply the consumptive use required for irrigation and the satisfaction of related uses within the boundaries of the land described and with the priority dates listed:Defined Area of Land (acre-feet) Date

The names in parentheses following the description of the "Defined Area of Land" are used for identification of present perfected rights only; the name used is the first name appearing as the claimant identified with a parcel in California's 1967 list submitted to this Court.

Annual Diversions Priority 29) 130 acres within Lots 1, 2, and 3, SE¼ of 780 1856 NE¼ of Section 27, T.16S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Wavers)

Defined Area of Land (acre-feet) Date fn6 fn6 fn6 fn6 fn6 fn6 fn6 fn6 fn6

The names in parentheses following the description of the "Defined Area of Land" are used for identification of present perfected rights only; the name used is the first name appearing as the claimant identified with a parcel in California's 1967 list submitted to this Court.

The names in parentheses following the description of the "Defined Area of Land" are used for identification of present perfected rights only; the name used is the first name appearing as the claimant identified with a parcel in California's 1967 list submitted to this Court.

Annual Diversions Priority 30) 40 acres within W¼, W¼ of E¼ of 240 1923 Section 1, T.9N., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Stephenson) 31) 20 acres within Lots 1 and 2, Sec. 19, T.13S., 120 1893 R.23E., and Lots 2, 3, and 4 of Sec. 24, T.13S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Mendivil) 32) 30 acres within NW¼ of SE¼, 180 1928 S¼ of SE¼, Sec. 24, and NW¼ of NE¼, Sec. 25, all in T.9S., R.21E., S.B.B. M. (Grannis) 33) 25 acres within Lot 6, Sec. 5; and Lots 1 and 2, 150 1913 SW¼ of NE¼, and NE¼ of SE¼ of Sec. 8, and Lots 1 2 of Sec. 9, all in T.13S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Morgan) 34) 18 acres within E¼ of NW¼ and 108 1918 W¼ of NE¼ of Sec. 14, T.10S., R.21E., S.B.B. M. (Milpitas) 35) 10 acres within N¼ of NE¼, 60 1889 SE¼ of NE¼, and NE¼ of SE¼, Sec. 30, T.9N., R.23E., S.B.B. M. (Simons) 36) 16 acres within E¼ of NW¼ and 96 1921 N¼ of SW¼, Sec. 12, T.9N., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Colo. R. Sportsmen's League) 37) 11.5 acres within E¼ of NW¼, 69 1914 Sec. 1, T.10S., R.21E., S.B.B. M. (Milpitas) 38) 11 acres within S¼ of SW¼, 66 1921 Sec. 12, T.9N., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Andrade) 39) 6 acres within Lots 2, 3, and 7 and NE¼ of 36 1904 SW¼, Sec. 19, T.9N., R.23E., S.B.B. M. (Reynolds) 40) 10 acres within N¼ of NE¼, SE¼ 60 1905 of NE¼ and NE¼ of SE¼, Sec. 24, T.9N., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Cooper)

Defined Area of Land (acre-feet) Date

The names in parentheses following the description of the "Defined Area of Land" are the names of the homesteaders upon whose water use these present perfected rights, added since the 1967 list submitted to this Court, are predicated.

The names in parentheses following the description of the "Defined Area of Land" are the names of the homesteaders upon whose water use these present perfected rights, added since the 1967 list submitted to this Court, are predicated.

Annual Diversions Priority 41) 20 acres within SW¼ of SW¼ (Lot 8), 120 1925 Sec. 19, T.9N., R.23E., S.B.B. M. (Chagnon) 42) 20 acres within NE¼ of SW¼, 120 1915 N¼ of SE¼, SE¼ of SE¼, Sec. 14, T.9S., R.21E., S.B.B. M. (Lawrence)

2. The following miscellaneous present perfected rights in California in annual quantities of water not to exceed the listed number of acre-feet of (i) diversions from the main-stream or (ii) the quantity of mainstream water necessary to supply the consumptive use, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less, for domestic, municipal, and industrial purposes within the boundaries of the land described and with the priority dates listed:Defined Area of Land (acre-feet) (acre-feet) Date fn6 fn6

The names in parentheses following the description of the "Defined Area of Land" are the names of the homesteaders upon whose water use these present perfected rights, added since the 1967 list submitted to this Court, are predicated.

Annual Annual Diversions Consumptive Use Priority 43) City of Needles 1,500 950 1885 44) Portions of: Secs. 5, 6, 7 8, 1,260 273 1896 T.7N., R.24E.; Sec. 1, T.7N., R.23E.; Secs. 4, 5, 9, 10, 15, 22, 23, 25, 26, 35, 36, T.8N., R.23E.; Secs. 19, 29, 30, 32 33, T.9N., R.23E., S.B.B. M. (Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Co.) 45) Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, SW¼ 1.0 0.6 1921 NW¼ of Sec. 5, T.13S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Conger)

Defined Area of Land (acre-feet) (acre-feet) Date fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7

The names in parentheses following the description of the "Defined Area of Land" are the names of the homesteaders upon whose water use these present perfected rights, added since the 1967 list submitted to this Court, are predicated.

The names in parentheses following the description of the "Defined Area of Land" are the names of the homesteaders upon whose water use these present perfected rights, added since the 1967 list submitted to this Court, are predicated.

The names in parentheses following the description of the "Defined Area of Land" are the names of the homesteaders upon whose water use these present perfected rights, added since the 1967 list submitted to this Court, are predicated.

Annual Annual Diversions Consumptive Use Priority 46) Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 of Sec. 32, 1.0 0.6 1923 T.11S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (G. Draper) 47) Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and SE¼ 1.0 0.6 1919 SW¼ of Sec. 20, T.11S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (McDonough) 48) SW¼ of Sec. 25, T.8S., 1.0 0.6 1925 R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Faubion) 49) W¼ NW¼ of Sec. 1.0 0.6 1922 12, T.9N., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Dudley) 50) N¼ SE¼ and Lots 1.0 0.6 1916 1 and 2 of Sec. 13, T.8S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Douglas) 51) N¼ SW¼, NW¼ 1.0 0.6 1924 SE¼, Lots 6 and 7, Sec. 5, T.9S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Beauchamp) 52) NE¼ SE¼, SE¼ 1.0 0.6 1916 NE¼, and Lot 1, Sec. 26, T.8S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Clark) 53) N¼ SW¼, NW¼ 1.0 0.6 1915 SE¼, SW¼ NE¼, Sec. 13, T.9S., R.21E., S.B.B. M. (Lawrence) 54) N¼ NE¼, E¼ 1.0 0.6 1914 NW¼, Sec. 13, T.9S., R.21E., S.B.B. M. (J. Graham) 55) SE¼, Sec. 1, T.9S., R.21E., 1.0 0.6 1910 S.B.B. M. (Geiger) 56) Fractional W¼ of SW¼ 1.0 0.6 1917 (Lot 6) Sec. 6, T.9S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Schneider)

Defined Area of Land (acre-feet) (acre-feet) Date fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7

Annual Annual Diversions Consumptive Use Priority 57) Lot 1, Sec, 15; Lots 1 2, Sec. 1.0 0.6 1895 14; Lots 1 2, Sec. 23; all in T.13S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Martinez) 58) NE¼, Sec. 22, T.9S., R.21E., 1.0 0.6 1925 S.B.B. M. (Earle)[fn]7 59) NE¼ SE¼, Sec 22, T.9S., 1.0 0.6 1925 R.21E., S.B.B. M. (Diehl) 60) N¼ NW¼, N¼ 1.0 0.6 1928 NE¼, Sec. 23, T.9S., R.21E., S.B.B. M. (Reid) 61) W¼ SW¼, Sec. 23, T.9S., 1.0 0.6 1916 R.21E., S.B.B. M. (Graham) 62) S¼ NW¼, NE¼ 1.0 0.6 1919 SW¼, SW¼ NE¼, Sec. 23, T.9S, R.21E., S.B.B. M. (Gate) 63) SE¼ NE¼, N¼ 1.0 0.6 1924 SE¼, SE¼ SE¼, Sec. 23, T.9S., R.21E., S.B.B. M. (McGee) 64) SW¼ SE¼, SE¼ 1.0 0.6 1924 SW¼, Sec. 23, NE¼ NW¼, NW¼ NE¼, Sec. 26; all in T.9S., R.21E., S.B.B. M. (Stallard) 65) W¼ SE¼, SE¼ 1.0 0.6 1926 SE¼, Sec. 26, T.9S., R.21E., S.B.B. M. (Randolph) 66) E¼ NE¼, SW¼ 1.0 0.6 1928 NE¼, SE¼ NW¼, Sec. 26, T.9S., R21E., S.B.B. M. (Stallard)

Defined Area of Land (acre-feet) (acre-feet) Date fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7

Annual Annual Diversions Consumptive Use Priority 67) S¼ SW¼ Sec. 13, 1.0 0.6 1926 N¼ NW¼, Sec. 24; all in T.9S., R.21E, S.B.B. M. (Keefe) 68) SE¼ NW¼, SE¼, 1.0 0.6 1903 Lots 2, 3, 4, Sec. 25, T.13S., R.23E., S.B.B. M. (C. Ferguson) 69) Lots 4 7, Sec. 6; Lots 1 1.0 0.6 1920 2, Sec. 7; all in T.14S., R.24E., S.B.B. M. (W. Ferguson) 70) SW¼ SE¼, Lots 2, 3, 1.0 0.6 1920 and 4, Sec. 24, T.12S., R.21E., Lot 2, Sec. 19, T.12S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Vaulin) 71) Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Sec. 25, 1.0 0.6 1920 T.12S., R21E., S.B.B. M. (Salisbury) 72) Lots 2, 3, SE¼ SE¼, 1.0 0.6 1924 Sec. 15, NE¼ NE¼, Sec. 22; all in T.13S., R.22E, S.B.B. M. (Hadlock) 73) SW¼ NE¼, SE¼ 1.0 0.6 1903 NW¼, and Lots 7 8, Sec. 6, T.9S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Streeter) 74) Lot 4, Sec. 5; Lots 1 2, Sec. 1.0 0.6 1903 7; Lots 1 2, Sec. 8; Lot 1, Sec. 18; all in T.12S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (J. Draper) 75) SW¼ NW¼, Sec. 5; 1.0 0.6 1912 SE¼ NE¼ and Lot 9, Sec. 6; all in T.9S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Fitz)

Defined Area of Land (acre-feet) (acre-feet) Date fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7 fn7

Annual Annual Diversions Consumptive Use Priority 76) NW¼ NE¼, Sec. 26; Lots 1.0 0.6 1909 2 3, W¼ SE¼, Sec. 23; all in T.8S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Williams) 77) Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Sec. 25, 1.0 0.6 1928 T.8S., R.22E., S.B.B. M. (Estrada) 78) S¼ NW¼, Lot 1, frac. 1.0 0.6 1925 NE¼ SW¼, Sec. 25, T.9S., R21E., S.B.B. M. (Whittle) 79) N¼ NW¼, Sec. 25; S¼ 1.0 0.6 1928 SW¼, Sec. 24; all in T.9S., R.21E., S.B.B.M.(Corington) 80) S¼ NW¼ N¼ SW¼, 1.0 0.6 1928 Sec. 24, T.9S., R.21E., S.B.B. M. (Tolliver)

III NEVADA Federal Establishments' Present Perfected Rights

The federal establishments named in Article II, subdivision (D), paragraphs (5) and (6) of this decree, such rights having been decreed by Article II:Defined Area of Land (acre-feet) Acres Priority Date fn8

The quantity of water in each instance is measured by (i) diversions or (ii) consumptive use required for irrigation of the respective acreage and for satisfaction of related uses, whichever of (i) or (ii) is less.

Annual Diversions Net 81) Fort Mojave Indian Reservation 12,534 1,939 Sept. 18, 1890

Defined Area of Land (acre-feet) Acres Priority Date

Refers to acre-feet of annual consumptive use, not to net acres.

Annual Diversions Net 82) Lake Mead National Recreation Area 500 300 May 3, 1929 (The Overton Area of Lake Mead N.R.A. provided in Executive Order 5105)


Summaries of

Arizona v. California

U.S.
Jun 3, 1963
547 U.S. 150 (1963)

In Arizona v. California, 547 U.S. 150, 155 (2006), the Supreme Court described additional water available above what was necessary "to satisfy annual consumptive use" as "surplus."

Summary of this case from Tribe v. United States

consolidating prior decrees and implementing the water rights settlement concerning one Indian reservation

Summary of this case from Navajo Nation v. Dep't of the Interior
Case details for

Arizona v. California

Case Details

Full title:ARIZONA v. CALIFORNIA ET AL

Court:U.S.

Date published: Jun 3, 1963

Citations

547 U.S. 150 (1963)
126 S. Ct. 1543

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