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Maricopa-Stanfield Irrigation & Drainage Dist. v. United States

ELR Citation: ELR 21467
Nos. 97-16432, 147 F.3d 1168/(9th Cir., 07/07/1998)

The court holds that the federal government's reallocation of excess water to a Native American tribe did not constitute a taking of irrigation districts' water rights. A 1984 federal statute directed a permanent annual supply of water to a Native American tribe and apportioned the excess water to a state water reserve....

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