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Navajo Nation water settlement gains more support

The Farmington, New Mexico, City Council voted 3-1 on Tuesday to endorse the Navajo Nation's $750 million water rights settlement.

The council also voted 3-1 to approve an agreement with the tribe and the state to set out the city's water rights. Both agreements are contingent on federal approval of the Navajo settlement.

Under the settlement, the tribe would receive about 600,000 acre-feet of water � about 56 percent of the San Juan River Basin's flow -- a year.

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Council endorses Navajo Water Rights Settlement (The Farmington Daily Times 2/10)

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