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Meeting called to seek support for Pueblo water deal

The New Mexico State Engineer is holding a meeting tonight to seek support for a settlement to a long-running water rights suit involving four Pueblo tribes.

A deal to end the Aamodt lawsuit, filed in 1966, was announced by the state earlier this year. But non-Indian residents in northern New Mexico have not warmed to the idea of giving up their wells to join a regional water system.

The Pueblos of Pojoaque, Tesuque, Nambe and San Ildefonso are expected to be at the meeting to present their views. The tribes would give up their priority right as part of the settlement.

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Meeting called to address Aamodt lawsuit (The Santa Fe New Mexican 6/16)

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