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Agencies seek dismissal of Agua Caliente Band water lawsuit

The Coachella Valley Water District and the Desert Water Agency are asking a federal judge to dismiss a water rights lawsuit filed by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in California.

The two agencies claim the tribe doesn't have senior rights to the water in the Coachella Valley. They both say they have the right to determine what to do with the water.

The tribe sued the two agencies in May, blaming them for poor water quality in the region.

Get the Story:
Water districts: Dismiss Agua Caliente tribe lawsuit (The Palm Springs Desert Sun 7/9)
Two Coachella Valley water agencies disputee Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians' claim for water rights (The Fallsbrook Village News 7/9)

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