Federal Court Rules IE-Area Tribe Has Groundwater Rights

Mar 8, 2017

A local water district recharge facility in the the Coachella Valley. A local Indian tribe sued to stop water districts from replacing natural aquifer groundwater with lower-quality, more adulterated water from the Colorado River.
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In what could be a significant decision concerning groundwater rights in California, a federal court panel has affirmed that an Inland Empire-area Indian tribe does have rights to groundwater supplies below its lands.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.