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Interior Department and Navajo Nation Agree to Study Contingency Water Supplies for Navajo Farms

Media Contact: Marlon Duke, 385-228-4845,
Patrick Page, 970-749-5028,

For Release: July 11, 2016

SHIPROCK, N.M. – Media representatives are invited to join U.S. Department of the Interior and Navajo Nation leaders as they sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) intended to identify and evaluate emergency contingency water supplies for Navajo farms in northern New Mexico. U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López and senior Navajo Nation officials will sign the MOU at the Shiprock Chapter House.

This planning effort will identify critical system components and emergency water supplies in the event they are needed. In addition to signing the MOU, Interior and Navajo Nation leaders will discuss crucial water needs in the region.

Who: Michael L. Connor, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Estevan López, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Senior Navajo Nation Officials

What: MOU signing event with U.S. Department of the Interior and Navajo Nation leaders

When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Shiprock Chapter House, Shiprock, N.M.

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