San Juan River
The State of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation on April 19, 2005, signed the proposed San Juan River Basin in New Mexico Navajo Nation Water Rights Settlement Agreement (Settlement Agreement). The Settlement Agreement would resolve the claims of the Navajo Nation to the use of waters of the San Juan River Basin in New Mexico. It also provides for the development of a rural water supply system to serve Indians and non-Indian residents in northwest New Mexico and on to the Navajo Nation in far western Arizona.
In December 2010, a Settlement Agreement was signed which fulfills the 2005 Agreement and allocates more than 600,000 acre-feet of diversions and 325,670 acre-feet of depletions per year within New Mexico from the San Juan River of the Upper Colorado River Basin for use by the Navajo Nation.
Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project (as part of the SJR)
Congressional authorization of the San Juan River Settlement will appropriate funds over time for the construction of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, rehabilitation of farming projects, construction of water wells for public water systems, and hydrographic surveys.
Cutter Lateral Project (a part of SJR)
The Cutter Lateral Project which would divert and treat water from the Cutter Reservoir east of
Bloomfield, and then pump that water to systems in the Eastern Navajo Agency to Ojo Encino and the Jicarilla Apache Nation along Highway 550.
Litttle Colorado River
Rio Grande/Rio San Jose