The Animas-La Plata Project Cost Sharing Agreement

by W. Martin Roche, US Bureau of Reclamation, Durango, CO, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation Systems for the 21st Century

Abstract: The United States Congress required a cost-sharing agreement between the project beneficiaries and the Federal government. Under this agreement of June 30, 1986, the project will be constructed in two phases. The parties to the cost-sharing agreement on Phase 1 are the State of Colorado; Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority; Montezuma County, Colorado; Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District; New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission; San Juan Water Commission, New Mexico; Southern Ute Indian Tribe; Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe; and the U. S. Secretary of the Interior. When Phase 2 is initiated at a future date, non-Federal entities will finance its construction. A final Indian Water Rights Settlement agreement of December 10, 1986 includes the Animas-La Plata Project as a cornerstone for an equitable solution to outstanding Indian water rights claims. These and other aspects of the subject are discussed.

Subject Headings: Agreements and treaties | Construction costs | Water rights | Water resources | Water supply systems | Water conservation | Hydro power | North America | United States | Colorado | New Mexico

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