White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act
The White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act (H.R. 1065), introduced by Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, would allow for construction of the Miner Flat Dam and Pipeline in Arizona. This project will provide a much needed drinking water supply to towns on White Mountain Apache tribal lands. The project is critical to those communities, which are constantly threatened with severe shortages, even in good water years. The bill would also authorize other projects that will grow the region’s economy, including the Alchesay-Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery Complex and the White Mountain Apache Tribe Fishery Center.