Defining the Extent of Federal Reserved Rights to Groundwater: Coachella Valley Water District v. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

By Simone Prince-Eichner* Water rights are a contested matter in the American west, as exemplified by the case of Coachella Valley Water District v. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The parties there are litigating whether or not tribes, and other entities holding federally reserved lands, possess rights to the groundwater that lies beneath those […]

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