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Agua Caliente Band waiting for next step in water rights suit

Filed Under: Environment | Law
More on: agua caliente, california, water

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in California is awaiting the next step in its water rights lawsuit.

The tribe sued the
Coachella Valley Water District and the Desert Water Agency to quantify its rights in the Coachella Valley. The tribe wants a role in protecting the water supply, which is accuses the districts of mismanaging.

“I’ve had people come up to me and say, ‘you’re right, the water doesn’t taste the same,’ whether I’m at the gym or the grocery store,” Chairman Jeff Grubbe told The Palm Springs Desert Sun. “Just the fact that we’ve brought these issues forward and want to address them now, that’s a good example of our stewardship.”

The districts are disputing the suit. Hearings have yet to be scheduled.

Get the Story:
Agua Caliente chairman: Lawsuit aims to protect water supply (The Palm Springs Desert Sun 9/9)

Related Stories:
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Opinion: Agua Caliente Band sparks costly water rights fight (8/28)
Larry Olinger: Agua Caliente Band tried to resolve water issues (07/30)
Agencies seek dismissal of Agua Caliente Band water lawsuit (07/09)
Agua Caliente Band faces pressure to withdraw water lawsuit (06/05)
Editorial: Agua Caliente Band stirs a great water rights debate (6/3)
Opinion: Agua Caliente Band seeks to profit from water suit (5/27)
Jeff Grubbe: Agua Caliente Band takes action to protect water (05/20)
Agua Caliente Band sues agencies to safeguard water rights (5/15)

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