Posted in the Navajo Forum
Navajo water rights to the Little Colorado River are currently in negotiations...read more here: http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2011/wo...
The largest American Indian reservation has one of the nation’s highest poverty rates — more than 40 percent — and very little water infrastructure. Many residents pay nearly 50 times the municipal cost for water, which instead is delivered from a tank in the back of a truck, often resulting in water-borne intestinal illnesses.
After years of legal negotiations, Navajo leaders and their attorneys are steadily inching closer to a long-awaited legal settlement to draw millions of gallons from the Little Colorado River. But they are in a race against the clock, as Arizona Senator John Kyl, who has championed many water-rights settlements, will not be seeking reelection in 2012.
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