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Low turnout at meeting on Pueblo water rights deal

Fewer than 100 people attended an informational meeting about a proposed Pueblo water rights settlement but some say that means the deal is gaining support.

The settlement would end a 40-year-old lawsuit affecting the water rights of four tribes and thousands of non-Indians in northern New Mexico. It calls for the pueblos of Namb, Pojoaque, Tesuque and San Ildefonso to receive a certain amount of water and for the creation of a regional water system.

Some non-Indians are signing onto the agreement. They say it provides the best solution for the tribes and non-Indians.

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Two agree to Aamodt settlement (The Santa Fe New Mexican 2/21)

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