Senate passes Navajo Nation water settlement
The Senate passed an omnibus public lands bill that includes a water rights settlement for the Navajo Nation.

The tribe will receive 600,000 acre-feet of water per year from the San Juan River in New Mexico. The deal authorizes an $870 million major pipeline that will serve communities on and off the reservation.

The settlement is part of S.22, which also includes provisions to authorize a controversial road for an Alaska Native village.

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