The State Engineer held four public meetings to meet with water users and discuss the adjudication process. The same materials were presented at each meeting. Interested parties did not need to attend all four.
In accordance with Chapter 73-4, Utah Code Annotated, and the Seventh Judicial District Court (Civil No. 810704477), the State Engineer is authorized and ordered to conduct a general determination of the rights to the use of all water, both surface and underground, within the drainage area of the Navajo Nation Subdivision, San Juan River Division of the Southeastern Colorado River General Adjudication.
Efforts are currently underway and over the next few months, representatives of the Division of Water Rights will be working in the Navajo Nation area to survey existing water rights and investigate water user claims. In light of this work, the public is invited to a Public Meeting. Representatives from the Division of Water Rights were available during this time to discuss the adjudication process, review water rights within the area, and answer questions.
If individuals could not attend, but have questions regarding the adjudication process or water rights within the Navajo Nation area, please contact the Division of Water Rights at (801) 538-5282.