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The Rio Grande Pueblo Irrigation Infrastructure Improvement Project was authorized by Section 9106 of P.L. 111-11, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. Congress directed Reclamation to conduct a study and develop a list of recommended projects to repair, rehabilitate, or reconstruct irrigation and drainage facilities for the New Mexico Rio Grande Pueblos, in consultation with the Pueblos and in coordination with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Improvements to existing irrigation and drainage facilities on Pueblo lands in the Rio Grande Basin in New Mexico are eligible for funding. Project funding may not be used for on-farm improvements or repair, rehabilitation or reconstruction of any major impoundment structure, or operations and maintenance costs.
The intended benefits of the project are: water conservation, addressing potential water supply conflicts in the Rio Grande Basin through extending available water supplies and enhanced water management, increased agricultural productivity, economic benefits, safer facilities, and preservation of the culture of Indian Pueblos in New Mexico. No funding has been appropriated for this project to date. Therefore, Reclamation is unable to initiate the study at this time.
|Ohkay Owingeh||Picuris||Pojoaque||San Felipe||San Ildefonso||Sandia|
|Santa Ana||Santa Clara||Santo Domingo||Tesuque||Taos||Zia|
- Project Overview - Rio Grande Pueblos, New Mexico Irrigation Improvement Project (11/5/10) [PDF]
- Map - Pueblos of the Middle Rio Grande (November 2010) [PDF]
- Aamodt Settlement Act - Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System
- Santa Fe County Commissioner
- State Engineer for Pueblo settlement
- State Engineer for subfile adjudication
- Utton Center, Ombudsman Program, UNM School of Law
- Project Initiation Form [PDF]
- Consent to Participate Form [ Word version ] [ PDF version ]
- Update Point of Contact Form [ Word version ] [ PDF version ]
- Template - Outline of Pueblo Reports (November 2010) [PDF]
- New Mexico Department of Indian Affairs web site
- Natural Resources Conservation Service New Mexico Acequia Resources web site
|Pueblo Irrigation Facilities Rehabilitation Report (2004) [PDF]||51 KB|
|Pueblo Irrigation Facilities Rehabilitation Draft Report (1999) [PDF]||11.3 MB|
|Appendix A||5.4 MB|
|Appendix B||2.7 MB|
|Appendix C||296 KB|
|Appendix D||285 KB|
|Appendix E||374 KB|
|Appendix F||409 KB|
|Appendix G||1.4 MB|
|Appendix H||4.0 MB|
|Appendix I||6.8 MB|
2010 Meetings with Pueblos
- April 30, 2010 - Bureau of Indian Affairs Southwest Regional Office, Albuquerque
- June 11, 2010 - Bureau of Indian Affairs Southwest Regional Office, Albuquerque
- June 28, 2010 - Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo
- November 17, 2010 - Sandia Casino and Resort
- PowerPoint Presentation - New Mexico Pueblo Irrigation Infrastructure Project [PDF]
- Meeting Summary - November 17, 2010 Meeting with Commissioner Connor and 18 Pueblos [PDF]
123 STAT. 1304 PUBLIC LAW 111–11—MAR. 30, 2009
(2) USE OF EXISTING INFORMATION.—In preparing any studies relating to the Project, the Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable, use existing studies, including engineering and resource information provided by, or at the direction of—
(A) Federal, State, or local agencies; and
(B) the District.
(3) REIMBURSEMENT REQUIREMENT.—
(A) AMOUNT.—The Secretary shall recover from the District as reimbursable expenses the lesser of—
(i) the amount equal to 35 percent of the cost of the Project; or
(B) MANNER.—The Secretary shall recover reimbursable expenses under subparagraph (A)—
(i) in a manner agreed to by the Secretary and the District;
(ii) over a period of 15 years; and
(iii) with no interest.
(C) CREDIT.—In determining the exact amount of reimbursable expenses to be recovered from the District, the Secretary shall credit the District for any amounts it paid before the date of enactment of this Act for engineering work and improvements directly associated with the Project.
(4) PROHIBITION ON OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS.— The District shall be responsible for the operation and maintenance of any facility constructed or rehabilitated under this section...For the complete Authorizing Legislation, click here.
Last Updated: 5/4/17