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Witnesses: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on irrigation

The San Carlos Irrigation Project in Arizona. Photo from Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a oversight hearing this Wednesday on irrigation projects in Indian Country.

The committee will hear from the Bureau of Indian Affairs about management of irrigation, dams and other water projects. Tribal leaders will testify about improvements to the system.

The hearing takes place at 2:30pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness follows:
•Mr. Larry Roberts
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs-U.S. Department of the Interior

Panel 1
•The Honorable Darrin Old Coyote
Chairman-Crow Tribe of Montana

•The Honorable Stuart Paisano
Governor-Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico

•The Honorable Ruth Jim
Council Member-Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation

•Mr. Michael T. Cottenoir
Tribal Water Engineer-Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes of Wind River Reservation

Committee Notice:
Irrigation Projects in Indian Country (September 10, 2014)

Government Accountability Office Report: Indian Irrigation Projects: Numerous Issues Need to Be Addressed to Improve Project Management and Financial Sustainability:
AbstractHighlights  | Full Report | Text-Only

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