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Members of Crow Tribe vote to ratify water rights settlement

Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana overwhelmingly voted to approve a water right settlement that was signed into law by President Barack Obama last December.

The unofficial tally was a 2,347 to 917 in favor of the settlement, The Billings Gazette reported.

The deal confirms the tribe's rights to the Bighorn River and Bighorn Lake. It also provides $460 million for water projects on the reservation.

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Crow tribal members vote to approve water settlement act (The Billings Gazette 3/20)

Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2009:
H.R. 3563 | S.375

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