Supreme Court rejects water challenge
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review the state of Nevada's attempt to draw water away from a lake on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation.

Without comment, the Court let stand an appeals court decision which ruled the state improperly approved a water rights transfer. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the federal government oppose the diversion of 280 acre-feet of water away from Pyramid Lake.

Yesterday's action doesn't mean the tribe's objections will halt the transfer. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals returned the case to a federal judge for consideration of the evidence.

Get the Case;
US v. ORR WATER DITCH, CO., No 99-16812 (9th Cir. July 05, 2001)

Related Documents:
DOJ Brief | Docket Sheet: No. 01-1224 | Docket Sheet: No. 01-1226

Relevant Links:
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe -

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