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

ELR Citation: ELR 20112
No(s). 97-16432 (9th Cir. Oct 14, 1998)

The court holds that the federal government's reallocation of a Native American tribe's excess water supply to a second tribe did not constitute a taking of irrigation districts' water rights. After the districts entered into subcontracts with the state and federal government for residual water righ...