Legal Issues 

There are many laws and legal issues that affect water rights and water availability in the Four Corners and on the Hammond Conservancy District. Many of these are summarized in the on-line documents listed below:


New Mexico Water Law (Article XVI)

Special Districts (including conservancy districts)

San Juan County 11th District Court – San Juan River Basin Water Adjudication Hearings
Navajo Nation Inter Se Proceeding


Colorado River Compact – 1922 (1929)

Upper Colorado River Basin Compact – 1948 (1949)

La Plata River Compact – 1922 (1925)

Animas – La Plata Project Compact – 1968



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