Pueblo and state officials and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar formally signed a historic water-rights agreement during a ceremony Thursday at the Santa Fe Indian School campus.
The agreement settles long-running litigation to determine the water rights of four pueblos and non-pueblo residents in the Nambé-Pojoaque-Tesuque basin north of Santa Fe. The pueblos are Nambé, Tesuque, San Ildefonso and Pojoaque. Under state law, the pueblos hold the oldest water rights in the basin.
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