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Arizona General Stream Adjudication Bulletin
Vol. 22, No. 3
September-December 2014

Welcome to the Arizona General Stream Adjudication Bulletin

The Office of the Special Master publishes the Bulletin three times a year to provide information about proceedings in the Gila River Adjudication and the Little Colorado River Adjudication.

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Editor: Barbara K. Brown
Office of the Special Master
Maricopa Superior Court
Central Court Building 5B
201 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85003-2205
Tel. 602-372-4115

The Bulletin relies on links so the entire document is available to our readers. Always check our What's New page for up-to-date notices and documents.

Updated Court Approved Mailing Lists

The last issue of the Bulletin reported on the new data base we are using to prepare court approved mailing lists for posting on our internet site. The new system will show the date a list is updated. The prior practice of using a specific date in January and July to identify a mailing list is no longer in effect. It will be necessary to check the Court Approved Mailing Lists page on our internet site to determine the date of a particular mailing list. The updated date appears in numeric form in the last line of the title at the top of the first page of each mailing list as shown in the following example:

Court Approved Mailing List
In re PWR 107 Claims
W1-11-1174 (25 Names)
Prepared by the Special Master
11/24/2014.

All address changes, additions, and removals from mailing lists will continue to be reported twice a year in the What's New page under Recent Address Changes.

Little Colorado River Adjudication

In re Amended and Restated White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Agreement: On December 18, 2014, the Court heard oral argument to consider the Settling Parties' motions for summary disposition of objections. Eleven claimants filed objections or comments. The Court dismissed the objections and signed judgments and decrees approving the quantification agreement in both the Gila River Adjudication (Part 1 and Part 2) and Little Colorado River Adjudication. The agreement permanently resolves the water rights claims of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and its members and provides for the construction of a water delivery system. The approval of this agreement marks the eighth Indian water rights agreement that has been approved in the adjudications. Arizona has approved more Indian water rights settlements than any other Western state.

Gila River Adjudication

Subflow Zone Map of the San Pedro River Watershed: On November 6, 2014, the Court held a hearing on both this matter and two motions concerning the commencement of a subflow contested case in the Verde River Watershed. Orders concerning the hearing had not been filed at press time.

In re San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area: The Special Master set a status conference on October 7, 2014, to consider a revised briefing schedule. Following the conference, the Special Master vacated the remaining pending briefing schedule and set new time lines for the United States to provide all requested discovery, filing expert witness reports, and completing discovery. On November 21, 2014, the Special Master reviewed the matter with the parties who are diligently working to comply with the current discovery schedule.

In re Fort Huachuca: On November 21, 2014, the Court held a conference. Orders concerning the conference had not been filed at press time.

In re PWR 107 Claims: The United States and the San Carlos Apache Tribe have been discussing possible resolutions concerning the sixteen springs that remain to be adjudicated in this contested case. On November 21, 2014, the Special Master held a status conference. The prospects for a settlement agreement are very good. The Tribe's governing Council plans to review this matter and any potential agreement. Following the conference, the Special Master directed these parties to submit a status report or a settlement agreement by March 13, 2015. The Special Master reiterated the procedures that will be implemented following the submission of a settlement agreement. The process calls for a technical report from the Arizona Department of Water Resources.

In re Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area: On November 6, 2014, the Court held a status conference. Orders concerning the conference had not been filed at press time.

In re Applications of Salt River Project for Injunctive Relief: The Salt River Project filed a motion for summary judgment in the matters involving Respondents David R. Henry, Kathy S. Henry, Michael C. Kasper, and Judy L. Kasper. Following the respondents' deadline to answer Salt River Project's motion for summary judgment, the Project withdrew its motion, but not its application for injunctive relief, and reserved the right to refile the motion. A tentative settlement has been reached with two respondents.

Other News

Margaret B. LaBianca: Ms. LaBianca has been appointed a Court Commissioner of the Maricopa County Superior Court. She will join the bench later this month. We extend our congratulations and best wishes.

Calendar

Link here to the calendar of proceedings.

Index
Arizona General Stream Adjudication Bulletin
January 2013 - December 2014

From the first issue in April 1993, through 1997, the Bulletin was published ten times each year (monthly, except July and December). From January 1998 to July 2000, the Bulletin was published quarterly. After that time, printed editions were published for August-December 2000 and January-May 2001. The first online edition was dated June-August 2001. Subsequent issues will be published only online in January, May, and September or more frequently as events warrant. All issues since October 1996 are available online; contact the Office of the Special Master for earlier issues.

Previous indexes are in the following issues: April 1995; April 1996; April-May 1997; April-July 1998; March-April 1999; April 2000-August 2001; September 2001-December 2003; January 2004-December 2004; January 2005-December 2006; January 2007-December 2008; January 2009-December 2010; and January 2011-December 2012.

Court Meets with the Arizona Department of Water Resources
  January-April 2014

Gila Interlocutory Appeal Opinions I - IX
  May-August 2013

New Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources
  January-April 2014

New Mailing Lists Data Base
  May-August 2014

Streamlining the Adjudications
  January-April 2013; May-August 2013

Updated Court Approved Mailing Lists
  January-April 2014; May-August 2014; September-December 2014

Little Colorado River Adjudication

In re Amended and Restated White Mountain Apache Tribe
  Water Rights Quantification Agreement
  January-April 2014; May-August 2014; September-December 2014

In re Hopi Tribe Priority
  January-April 2013; May-August 2013; September-December 2013

Gila River Adjudication

In re Amended and Restated White Mountain Apache Tribe
  Water Rights Quantification Agreement
  January-April 2014; May-August 2014; September-December 2014

Subflow Zone Map of the San Pedro River Watershed
  January-April 2013; September-December 2013; January-April 2014;
  May-August 2014; September-December 2014

San Pedro River Watershed Contested Cases on Federal Reserved Water Rights:
  January-April 2014

In re Applications of Salt River Project for Injunctive Relief
  January-April 2013; May-August 2013; September-December 2013
  January-April 2014; May-August 2014; September-December 2014

In re San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
  January-April 2013; May-August 2013; September-December 2013
  January-April 2014; September-December 2014

In re Fort Huachuca
  January-April 2013; May-August 2013; September-December 2013
  January-April 2014; May-August 2014; September-December 2014

In re PWR 107 Claims
  May-August 2013; September-December 2013; September-December 2014

In re Redfield Canyon Wilderness Area
  January-April 2013; September-December 2013; January-April 2014
  May-August 2014

In re Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area
  January-April 2013; May-August 2013; September-December 2013
  January-April 2014; May-August 2014; September-December 2014

In re Powers Garden Administrative Site
  May-August 2013; September-December 2013; May-August 2014

Other News

Sandy Fabritz-Whitney
  January-April 2014

Professor Joseph M. Feller
  January-April 2013

Margaret B. LaBianca
  September-December 2014

Michael J. Lacey
  January-April 2014

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