Briefly: Arizona lawmaker proposes bill giving tribes right to lease Colorado River wateer

 Arizona Public Media reports that as water supplies continue to dwindle in the West, Senator Mark Kelly recently introduced a bill that would allow central Arizona’s Colorado River Indian Tribes to lease portions of their Colorado River shares to other parts of the state. The Colorado River Indian Tribes are a single tribal nation made up of 4,000 Chemehuevi, Mojave, Hopi, and Navajo members who live along the river in California and Arizona. The tribe recently made a statement that the legislation would protect Arizona and allow the tribe to benefit from its water rights for the first time in more than a century.

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