Navajo leaders not fazed by water deal critics
Friday, December 19, 2003

Navajo Nation leaders say they aren't worried about critics of a proposed water rights settlement.

Two cities and a water users group said they haven't had enough time to review the 120-page document. The tribe and state released the proposal on December 5 and final comments are due January 15.

Under the deal, the tribe would get 322,000 acre-feet a year and $900 million in public works projects, including a water pipeline. The state and the federal government are parties to the settlement.

Documents relating to the deal can be found at

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Navajos brush off settlement criticism (The Farmington Daily Times 12/19)

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