Hearings and Proceedings - February 23, 2024
Gila River Adjudication

  • W-1, W-2, W-3, W-4
  • W1-106
  • CV6417-33-5071
  • CV6417-33-5591
  • CV6417-33-6678
  • CV6417-33-6777

Gila River Adjudication, No. W-1, W-2, W-3, W-4
(see Special Master's orders January 24, 2023, February 21, 2023, February 22, 2023, March 6, 2023, June 26, 2023, July 18, 2023, October 6, 2023, November 17, 2023, January 29, 2024, February 2, 2024, February 20, 2024 and Court's orders January 20, 2023, November 9, 2023)

  • March 18, 2024
    Due: Map plan from ADWR

In re Subflow Technical Report, San Pedro River Watershed, Case No. W1-103
(see Court's orders August 24, 2010, December 8, 2010, December 16, 2010, February 1, 2011, April 4, 2011, May 17, 2011, July 6, 2011, August 1, 2011, February 21, 2012, April 4, 2012, May 8, 2012, August 23, 2012, October 12, 2012, October 24, 2012, January 15, 2013, May 9, 2014, June 12, 2014, March 4, 2015, May 20, 2015, July 31, 2015, August 31, 2015, September 8, 2015, September 8, 2015, September 8, 2015, September 8, 2015, December 8, 2016, July 13, 2017 June 18, 2019, December 17, 2019, February 14, 2020, July 8, 2022 and Special Master's orders January 31, 2017, February 16, 2017, March 23, 2017, April 6, 2017, October 9, 2017 October 23, 2017, October 24, 2017, October 26, 2017, December 12, 2017, January 31, 2018, February 8, 2018, March 2, 2018, March 9, 2018, March 22, 2018, March 22, 2018, March 22, 2018, March 22, 2018,March 22, 2018, March 22, 2018, May 11, 2018, May 29, 2018, June 28, 2018, July 12, 2018, October 18, 2018, November 14, 2018, November 15, 2018, December 20, 2018, January 7, 2019, January 22, 2019, February 28, 2019, August 5, 2019, February 19, 2020, July 22, 2020, September 30, 2020, February 22, 2021, February 23, 2021, February 24, 2021, February 25, 2021, August 30, 2021, March 22, 2022, May 25, 2022, June 10, 2022, June 14, 2022, June 14, 2022, June 15, 2022, July 18, 2022, June 27, 2023, November 20, 2023, November 27, 2023)

  • February 20, 2024
    Due: Technical Report from ADWR
  • April 22, 2024
    Due: Objections to Technical Report due

In re Subflow Technical Report, Verde River Watershed, Case No. W1-106
(see Special Master's orders November 27, 2017, January 8, 2020, March 4, 2020, April 14, 2021, April 28, 2021, June 16, 2021, July 30, 2021, December 7, 2021, January 26, 2022, March 10, 2022, March 28, 2022, April 5, 2022, June 14, 2022, July 18, 2022, September 20, 2022, November 18, 2022, December 13, 2022, January 5, 2023, February 27, 2023, June 13, 2023, June 22, 2023, June 23, 2023, July 7, 2023, July 7, 2023, July 21, 2023, August 14, 2023, August 18, 2023, September 7, 2023, September 27, 2023, October 24, 2023, November 8, 2023, December 1, 2023, January 22, 2024, January 31, 2024, February 2, 2024, February 5, 2024, February 13, 2024, February 14, 2024, February 15, 2024, February 20, 2024, February 21, 2024)

  • February 28, 2024 - 9:30 a.m.
    Status Conference
  • March 1, 2024
    All discovery shall be completed
  • April 12, 2024
    Due: Dispositive motions
  • July 17, 2024
    Trial re: de minimis
  • February 22, 2024
    Initial disclosure deadline
  • April 22, 2024
    Due: Formal Expert Opinions
  • July 22, 2024
    Discovery Deadline
  • August 5, 2024
    Due: Pretrial Joint Statement
  • August 19-22, 2024
    Trial
  • March 6, 2026
    Preliminary HSR for Sycamore Subwatershed
  • September 4, 2026
    Comments on the Preliminary HSR for Sycamore Subwatershed
  • March 12, 2027
    Final HSR for Sycamore subwatershed
  • September 3, 2027
    Preliminary HSR for Lower Verde Valley subwatershed
  • March 10, 2028
    Comments on Preliminary HSR for Lower Verde Valley subwatershed
  • September 5, 2028
    Final HSR for Lower Verde Valley subwatershed
  • January 5, 2026
    US amended claims for state and federal rights in Little Chino subwatershed
  • March 9, 2029
    Preliminary HSR for Little Chino subwatershed
  • September 4, 2029
    Comments on Preliminary HSR for Little Chino Subwatershed
  • March 8, 2030
    Final HSR for Little Chino
  • March 9, 2029
    Preliminary HSR for Big Chino subwatershed
  • September 4, 2029
    Comments on Preliminary HSR for Big Chino Subwatershed
  • March 8, 2030
    Final HSR for Big Chino Subwatershed

In re San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Contested Case No. W1-11-232
(see Special Master's orders May 24, 2010, July 14, 2010, January 24, 2011, April 9, 2012, June 7, 2012, September 27, 2012, December 13, 2012, January 24, 2013, May 29, 2013, August 7, 2013, October 17, 2013, December 11, 2013, February 19, 2014, September 16, 2014, October 9, 2014, July 24, 2015 September 3, 2015, September 3, 2015, October 6, 2015, October 14, 2015, June 14, 2016, August 17, 2016, August 19, 2016, August 22, 2016, August 30, 2016, September 1, 2016, September 1, 2016, March 21, 2017, May 15, 2017, July 20, 2017, August 8, 2017, September 1, 2017, October 27, 2017, March 9, 2018, October 11, 2021, October 28, 2021, December 6, 2021, December 21, 2021, January 25, 2022, February 16, 2022, February 23, 2022, March 8, 2022, September 8, 2022, September 9, 2022, October 11, 2022, November 28, 2022, January 18, 2023, February 16, 2023, March 14, 2023, April 5, 2023, January 11, 2024 and Court's Orders October 23, 2015, November 19, 2015, October 6, 2017, November 6, 2017, November 17, 2017, December 14, 2017, February 12, 2018, March 19, 2018, June 11, 2018, June 15, 2018, November 2, 2018, January 11, 2019, January 22, 2019, April 9, 2019, August 25, 2023)

Trial Minute Entries
- Trial Worksheet
January 28, 2019, January 29, 2019, January 31, 2019, February 1, 2019, February 5, 2019, February 6, 2019, February 7, 2019, February 8, 2019, February 12, 2019, February 13, 2019, February 14, 2019, February 26, 2019, February 28, 2019, March 1, 2019, March 5, 2019, March 6, 2019, March 7, 2019, March 8, 2019, March 12, 2019, March 13, 2019, March 14, 2019, March 19, 2019, April 30, 2019, April 30, 2019, May 15, 2019, May 17, 2019

  • February 29, 2024
    Due: ADWR report
  • April 1, 2024
    Due: US final report
  • April 30, 2024 - 10:00 a.m.
    Status Conference

In re Town of Huachuca, Contested Case No. W1-11-0245
(see Special Master's orders June 12, 2019, July 23, 2019, October 23, 2019, February 20, 2019, April 9, 2020, May 5, 2020, June 16, 2020, June 18, 2020, June 26, 2020, July 15, 2020, July 24, 2020, July 30, 2020, December 18, 2020, January 28, 2021, March 2, 2021, March 18, 2021, March 23, 2021, March 23, 2021, March 30, 2021, April 8, 2021, April 9, 2021, April 21, 2021, April 27, 2021, April 28, 2021, April 29, 2021, April 29, 2021, August 2, 2021, August 10, 2021, September 14, 2021, September 23, 2021, October 5, 2021, November 4, 2021)

In re Ruth M. Ryan, Contested Case No. W1-11-0384
(see Special Master's orders September 15, 2022, November 16, 2022, February 13, 2023, March 9, 2023, June 20, 2023, July 12, 2023, August 1, 2023, August 4, 2023)

  • February 28, 2024 - 10:00 a.m.
    Status Conference

In re City of Tombstone, contested case no. W1-11-0473
(see Special Master's orders February 12, 2019, March 28, 2019, May 10, 2019, June 6, 2019, July 23, 2019, October 28, 2019, November 25, 2019, January 21, 2020, May 22, 2020, August 17, 2020, October 15, 2020, July 5, 2023, October 5, 2023, November 2, 2023)  

  • October 23, 2024
    Due: Joint status report

In re Robert S. & Judi MacNeil, Contested Case No. W1-11-1214
(see Special Master's orders October 10, 2022, November 29, 2022, January 19, 2023, March 20, 2023, September 22, 2023)

In re Robert W. Boucher, Contested Case No. W1-11-1346
(see Special Master's orders December 7, 2021, May 31, 2022, February 9, 2023, April 7, 2023, April 21, 2023, December 12, 2023)

  • March 8, 2024
    Due: Stipulated Abstracts or proposed trial schedule

In re Edgar and Lorraine Dinwiddie, Contested Case No. W1-11-1350
(see Special Master's orders May 11, 2021, August 20, 2021, August 23, 2021, October 11, 2021, May 11, 2022, June 21, 2022, August 12, 2022, September 22, 2022, October 31, 2022, March 13, 2023, June 22, 2023, December 4, 2023, January 25, 2024)

  • February 9, 2024
    Due: Status Report

In re H. Clifford Dobson Jr. Ranch, Contested Case No. W1-11-1481
(see Special Master's orders December 3, 2021, February 14, 2022, September 7, 2023)

In re Virginia L. Keith, Contested case No. W1-11-1482
(see Special Master's orders September 24, 2021, November 5, 2021, December 9, 2021, January 27, 2022, August 2, 2022, August 29, 2022, September 7, 2023)

In re Riley West, Inc., Contested Case No. W1-11-1502
(see Special Master's orders September 29, 2021, December 9, 2021, May 26, 2022, June 14, 2022, December 13, 2022, April 19, 2023, May 11, 2023, June 27, 2023, September 7, 2023, December 5, 2023, February 2, 2024)

In re St. David Irrigation District Case No. W1-11-1675
(see Special Master's orders January 23, 1995, December 22, 2017, March 1, 2018, December 11, 2018, April 10, 2019, June 10, 2019, August 9, 2019, August 15, 2019 August 21, 2019, August 21, 2019, October 11, 2019, October 31, 2019, January 21, 2020, January 29, 2020, February 5, 2020, February 27, 2020, March 5, 2020, March 9, 2020, March 18, 2020, March 23, 2020, March 26, 2020, March 31, 2020, May 1, 2020, May 5, 2020, May 19, 2020, May 22, 2020, July 15, 2020, August 13, 2020, September 10, 2020, September 15, 2020, October 8, 2020, October 21, 2020, December 18, 2020, February 12, 2021, March 16, 2021, March 18, 2021, May 12, 2021, May 27, 2021, June 9, 2021, September 22, 2021, October 11, 2021, November 18, 2021, December 6, 2021, December 9, 2021, January 21, 2022, January 21, 2022, March 16, 2022, July 20, 2022, July 21, 2022, July 27, 2022, August 30, 2022, August 30, 2022, September 8, 2022, November 30, 2022)

Consolidated Cases
October 8, 2018, October 8, 2018, October 8, 2018, January 4, 2019, April 1, 2019, April 1, 2019, April 1, 2019, April 3, 2019, April 3, 2019, April 9, 2019, June 28, 2019, September 23, 2019, September 23, 2019, October 2, 2019, October 11, 2019, October 11, 2019, January 30, 2020, January 30, 2020, January 30, 2020, January 30, 2020, February 12, 2021, June 21, 2022

In re Winifred J. Bundy, Contested Case No. W1-11-1890
(see Special Master's orders October 12, 2021, December 6, 2021, December 15, 2021, January 21, 2022, July 18, 2022, August 31, 2022, March 8, 2023, June 13, 2023, July 14, 2023, August 15, 2023, November 8, 2023)

  • May 7, 2024
    Due: draft abstracts or hearing schedule

In re Orie Alvin Owens Sr. et al., Contested Case No. W1-11-2081
(see Special Master's orders August 31, 2022, November 30, 2022, January 9, 2023, January 11, 2023, January 23, 2023, January 24, 2023, February 22, 2023, March 3, 2023, March 6, 2023, March 8, 2023, May 31, 2023, June 2, 2023, June 21, 2023, July 14, 2023, July 20, 2023, October 18, 2023, October 20, 2023, November 7, 2023)

  • March 18, 2024
    Due: Objector's expert rebuttal reports
  • May 17, 2024
    Due: Claimant's rebuttal expert reports
  • June 17 - July 31, 2024
    Expert Depositions
  • September 15, 2024
    Discovery Completed
  • October 2, 2024
    Due: Dispositive motions
  • November 1, 2024
    Due: Responses to dispositive motions
  • November 15, 2024
    Due: Replies to dispositive motions
  • January 8, 2025
    Due: Motions in limine
  • January 17, 2025
    Due: Responses to motions in limine
    Due: Pre-trial statement
  • January 27, 2025
    Trial begins
    location and duration TBD

In re Valley National Bank, Contested Case No. W1-11-2089
(see Special Master's orders August 31, 2022, November 30, 2022, January 9, 2023, January 11, 2023, January 23, 2023, January 24, 2023, February 22, 2023, March 3, 2023, March 6, 2023, March 8, 2023, May 31, 2023, June 2, 2023, June 21, 2023, July 14, 2023, July 20, 2023, October 18, 2023, October 20, 2023, November 7, 2023)

  • For upcoming deadlines and hearings in this case please see case In re Orie Alvin Owens Sr. et al., Contested Case No. W1-11-2081. These cases are running on a concurrent track.

In re William & Esther Taylor, Contested Case No. W1-11-2090
(see Special Master's orders August 31, 2022, November 30, 2022, January 9, 2023, January 11, 2023, January 23, 2023, January 24, 2023, February 22, 2023, March 3, 2023, March 6, 2023, March 8, 2023, May 31, 2023, June 2, 2023, June 21, 2023, July 14, 2023, July 20, 2023, October 18, 2023, October 20, 2023, November 7, 2023)

  • For upcoming deadlines and hearings in this case please see case In re Orie Alvin Owens Sr. et al., Contested Case No. W1-11-2081. These cases are running on a concurrent track.

In re Ruth B. Singer, Contested Case No. W1-11-2111
(see Special Master's orders November 30, 2022, November 30, 2022, January 9, 2023, January 11, 2023, January 23, 2023, January 24, 2023, March 6, 2023, March 8, 2023, May 31, 2023, June 2, 2023, June 21, 2023, July 14, 2023, July 20, 2023, October 18, 2023, October 20, 2023, November 7, 2023)

  • For upcoming deadlines and hearings in this case please see case In re Orie Alvin Owens Sr. et al., Contested Case No. W1-11-2081. These cases are running on a concurrent track.

In re San Pedro Investments, Contested Case No. W1-11-2119
(see Special Master's orders August 31, 2022, November 30, 2022, January 9, 2023, January 11, 2023, January 23, 2023, January 24, 2023, February 22, 2023, March 3, 2023, March 6, 2023, March 8, 2023, May 31, 2023, June 2, 2023, June 21, 2023, July 14, 2023, July 20, 2023, October 18, 2023, October 20, 2023, November 7, 2023)

  • For upcoming deadlines and hearings in this case please see case In re Orie Alvin Owens Sr. et al., Contested Case No. W1-11-2081. These cases are running on a concurrent track.

In re Jimmie and Gwendolyn Mayberry, Contested Case No. W1-11-2127
(see Special Master's orders August 31, 2022, November 30, 2022, January 9, 2023, January 11, 2023, January 23, 2023, January 24, 2023, February 22, 2023, March 3, 2023, March 6, 2023, March 8, 2023, May 31, 2023, June 2, 2023, June 21, 2023, July 14, 2023, July 20, 2023, October 18, 2023, October 20, 2023)

In re Robin L. and Linda M. Richey, Contested Case No. W1-11-2128
(see Special Master's orders August 31, 2022, November 30, 2022, January 9, 2023, January 11, 2023, January 23, 2023, January 24, 2023, February 22, 2023, March 3, 2023, March 6, 2023, March 8, 2023, May 31, 2023, June 2, 2023, June 21, 2023, July 14, 2023, July 20, 2023, October 18, 2023, October 20, 2023), November 7, 2023

  • For upcoming deadlines and hearings in this case please see case In re Orie Alvin Owens Sr. et al., Contested Case No. W1-11-2081. These cases are running on a concurrent track.

In re Andrew and Lavee Mayberry, Contested Case No. W1-11-2131
(see Special Master's orders August 31, 2022, November 30, 2022, January 9, 2023, January 11, 2023, January 23, 2023, January 24, 2023, February 22, 2023, March 3, 2023, March 6, 2023, March 8, 2023, May 31, 2023, June 2, 2023, June 21, 2023, July 14, 2023, July 20, 2023, October 18, 2023, October 20, 2023)

In re Magma Copper Company, Contested Case no. W1-11-2394
(see Special Master's orders December 20, 2019, February 11, 2020, August 31, 2020, October 12, 2020, March 2, 2021, April 6, 2021, October 19, 2021, May 3, 2022, August 29, 2022, January 26, 2023, July 26, 2023)

In re Hope Iselin Jones, Contested Case No. W1-11-2697
(see Special Master's orders June 4, 2020, August 17, 2020, January 21, 2021, August 5, 2021, November 16, 2021, July 20, 2022, January 18, 2023, February 27, 2023, June 14, 2023, July 17, 2023)

  • March 18, 2024
    Due: Objector's expert rebuttal reports
  • May 17, 2024
    Due: Claimant's rebuttal expert reports
  • June 17 - July 31, 2024
    Depositions
  • July 31, 2024
    Discovery deadline
  • August 16, 2024
    Due: Dispositive motions
  • October 15, 2024
    Due: Motions in limine
  • November 6, 2024
    Due: Pre-trial statement
  • November 18, 2024 - 9:00 a.m.
    Trial begins
    Courtroom 301 in the Central Court building

In re Norman G. and Barbara Y. Crawford, Contested Case No. W1-11-2708
(see Special Master's orders July 10, 2020, September 25, 2020, October 28, 2020, March 25, 2021, August 20, 2021, January 11, 2022, February 22, 2022, January 23, 2023, February 27, 2023, June 15, 2023, July 17, 2023)

  • March 18, 2024
    Due: Objector's expert rebuttal reports
  • May 17, 2024
    Due: Claimant's rebuttal expert reports
  • June 17 - July 31, 2024
    Depositions
  • July 31, 2024
    Discovery deadline
  • February 19, 2025
    Due: Dispositive motions
  • April 14, 2025
    Due: Motions in limine
  • May 5, 2025
    Due: Pre-trial statement
  • May 11, 2025 - 9:00 a.m.
    Trial begins
    Courtroom 301 in the Central Court building

In re David and Fay Gard, Contested Case No. W1-11-2726
(see Special Master's orders July 13, 2020, September 30, 2020, December 8, 2020, January 27, 2021, May 20, 2021, August 9, 2021, November 16, 2021, February 23, 2022, April 28, 2022, October 3, 2022, November 1, 2022, April 12, 2023, May 12, 2023, June 27, 2023, October 5, 2023, November 7, 2023)

  • February 8, 2024
    Due: Abstracts or proposed trial schedule

In re Reesor G. Woodling, Contested Case No. W1-11-2783
(see Special Master's orders August 10, 2020, September 3, 2020, October 30, 2020, March 31, 2021, August 11, 2021, October 11, 2021, January 11, 2022, July 29, 2022, August 25, 2022, September 7, 2023)

In re Hughey T. and Leah M. Stringer, Contested Case No. W1-11-2784
(see Special Master's orders July 15, 2020, September 18, 2020, February 8, 2021, June 21, 2021, October 15, 2021, April 7, 2022, November 18, 2022, September 18, 2023)

In re Ernest S. and Martha Phillips Contested Case no. W1-11-2788
(see Special Master's orders September 11, 2020, June 21, 2021, June 28, 2021, October 15, 2021, April 7, 2022, November 18, 2022, September 18, 2023)

In re H. Clifford and Carolyn Dobson, Contested Case No. W1-11-2789
(see Special Master's orders May 18, 2020, June 12, 2020, July 27, 2020, November 20, 2020, March 22, 2021, May 27, 2021, August 5, 2021, November 15, 2021, August 2, 2022, September 15, 2022, October 2, 2023)

In re Asarco- Irrigation, Contested Case No. W1-11-2801
(see Special Master's orders June 7, 2018, July 25, 2018, December 21, 2018, February 14, 2019, March 29, 2019, May 23, 2019, October 8, 2019, October 31, 2019, November 7, 2019, January 6, 2020, April 30, 2020, October 10, 2019, November 20, 2019, January 8, 2020, March 11, 2020, April 30, 2020, November 23, 2020, December 31, 2020, October 22, 2021, November 24, 2021, May 20, 2022, November 15, 2022, February 27, 2023, June 2, 2023, June 5, 2023, June 27, 2023, September 7, 2023, January 22, 2024)

  • May 21, 2025 - 10:00 a.m.
    Pre-trial Conference
  • July 21, 2025
    Trial Begins (Location TBD)
  • For all other deadlines related to this trial please see Order dated January 22, 2024

In re R. L. D. Irrevocable Trust, Contested Case No. W1-11-2803
(see Special Master's orders October 18, 2019, November 20, 2019, February 11, 2019, March 24, 2020, April 7, 2020, May 26, 2020, June 14, 2021, September 18, 2023)

In re ASLD – John and Mary Lou Smith, Contested Case No. W1-11-2844
(see Special Master's order January 27, 2023, March 10, 2023, April 7, 2023, April 12, 2023, June 21, 2023, July 18, 2023, September 11, 2023, December 18, 2023, January 30, 2024)

In re Paul L. Sale Invest Co., Contested Case No. W1-11-3107
(see Special Master's orders May 6, 2019, May 9, 2019, June 24, 2019, June 24, 2019, November 14, 2019, January 28, 2020, February 28, 2020, March 23, 2020, March 23, 2020, March 10, 2021, March 12, 2021, March 30, 2021, November 24, 2021, February 10, 2022, March 7, 2022, April 13, 2022, April 13, 2022, May 31, 2022, June 28, 2022, July 11, 2022, August 1, 2022, March 24, 2023, October 17, 2023, November 6, 2023)

In re Clarence R. Miller, Contested Case no. W1-11-3246
(see Special Master's orders December 19, 2019, February 11, 2020, July 20, 2020, December 23, 2020, March 15, 2021, June 21, 2021, August 5, 2021, August 12, 2021, November 9, 2021, August 5, 2022, September 15, 2022, September 18, 2023)

In re Barassi, Contested Case No. W1-11-3313
(see Special Master's orders September 25, 2018, November 20, 2018, December 10, 2018, February 25, 2019, March 28, 2019, June 4, 2019, June 19, 2023)

In re Geldmacher, Contested Case No. W1-11-3320
(see Special Master's orders June 7, 2019, July 25, 2019, November 25, 2019, December 30, 2019, February 27, 2020, May 11, 2020, May 26, 2020, May 10, 2021, August 5, 2021, November 15, 2021, July 22, 2022, August 24, 2022, September 18, 2023)

In re Aravaipa Farm, LLC, Contested Case No. W1-11-3321
(see Special Master's orders June 7, 2019, July 25, 2019, November 26, 2019, December 23, 2019, March 17, 2020, April 9, 2020, May 13, 2020, May 26, 2020, May 10, 2021, August 5, 2021, November 15, 2021, July 22, 2022, August 25, 2022, September 18, 2023)

In re ASLD – Agro Land and Cattle Co., Contested Case No. W1-11-3346
(see Special Master's order February 2, 2023, February 7, 2023, March 20, 2023, March 23, 2023, June 20, 2023, July 13, 2023, July 14, 2023, August 14, 2023, September 7, 2023)

In re Palo Verde RV Park, LLC, Contested Case No. W1-11-3454
(see Special Master's order November 16, 2023, January 9, 2024)

  • February 12, 2024
    Due: Objections to WFR
Little Colorado River Adjudication

Little Colorado River Adjudication, No. CV 6417
(see Special Master's order July 26, 2016, January 23, 2023, February 22, 2023, March 6, 2023, June 26, 2023, July 18, 2023, October 6, 2023, November 17, 2023, January 29, 2024, February 2, 2024 and Court's orders July 15, 2016, August 29, 2017, January 20, 2023)

  • February 19, 2024
    Due: maps from ADWR

In re Silver Creek Subwatershed, CV6417-33-100
(see Special Master's order December 6, 2022)

  • September 4, 2026
    Due: ADWR Subflow Zone Report
  • March 3, 2027
    Due: Objections to ADWR's Subflow Zone Report

In re Glen and Janet Flake, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-5071
(see Special Master's order February 20, 2024)

  • March 27, 2024 - 11:00 a.m.
    Status Conference

In re Uno and Marianne E. Kula, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-5591
(see Special Master's order February 20, 2024)

  • March 27, 2024 - 9:30 a.m.
    Status Conference

In re Lester J. and Marie Petersen, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-5597
(see Special Master's order December 7, 2023, January 9, 2024, February 14, 2024)

  • May 31, 2024
    Due: Notice from Claimants regarding case

In re Junior G. Williams et al., Contested Case No. CV6417-33-5612
(see Special Master's order December 7, 2023, January 9, 2024, February 14, 2024)

  • May 31, 2024
    Due: Notice from Claimants regarding case

In re Louis A. Petersen, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-5678
(see Special Master's order December 7, 2023, January 9, 2024, February 14, 2024)

  • May 31, 2024
    Due: Notice from Claimants regarding case

In re Elbert D. & Gertrude Solomon, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-6041
(see Special Master's order December 5, 2022, February 17, 2023, April 10, 2023, June 6, 2023)

In re Arizona Game & Fish Department, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-6376
(see Special Master's order August 19, 2022, October 7, 2022, March 9, 2023, June 20, 2023, July 12, 2023)

  • May 31, 2024
    Due: Instream flow claim
  • July 2, 2024 - 10:00 a.m.
    Status Conference

In re Silver Creek Flood Control District, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-6678
(see Special Master's order February 20, 2024)

  • March 27, 2024 - 10:00 a.m.
    Status Conference

In re V.S. and Blanch Peterson, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-6771
(see Special Master's order January 16, 2024)

  • March 5, 2024 - 10:00 a.m.
    Status Conference

In re Dave Fellar's Dump Truck and Service Inc., Contested Case No. CV6417-33-6777
(see Special Master's order February 20, 2024)

  • March 27, 2024 - 10:30 a.m.
    Status Conference

In re Lakeside Irrigation Company, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-6781
(see Special Master's order August 4, 2022, October 6, 2022, October 19, 2022, December 13, 2022)

In re Victor S. and Blanch C. Peterson, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-6894
(see Special Master's order January 17, 2024)

  • March 6, 2024 - 10:00 a.m.
    Status Conference

In re Jack G. and Karen Peterson, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-6895
(see Special Master's order January 17, 2024)

  • March 5, 2024 - 11:00 a.m.
    Status Conference

In re Anda P. Crowell, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-6896
(see Special Master's order January 16, 2024)

  • March 5, 2024 - 10:30 a.m.
    Status Conference

In re James E. and Helen O. Doonan, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-6897
(see Special Master's order January 11, 2024)

  • March 5, 2024 - 9:30 a.m.
    Status Conference

In re Judy Peterson, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-6899
(see Special Master's order December 12, 2023, January 30, 2024, January 30, 2024)

  • March 7, 2024 - 10:00 a.m.
    Status Conference

In re Reporting of Diversion Information and Other Objections, CV6417-033-9005R
(see Special Master's order November 3, 1993, April 20, 1994, April 20, 2021, May 27, 2021, June 8, 2021, September 15, 2021, August 4, 2022, August 17, 2022, August 18, 2022, August 19, 2022, August 23, 2022, October 12, 2022, December 2, 2022, January 17, 2023, January 20, 2023, April 18, 2023, December 7, 2023)

In re Hopi Reservation HSR CV6417-203
(see Special Master's orders August 25, 2016, September 15, 2016, September 21, 2016, September 27, 2016, September 29, 2016, October 11, 2016, November 2, 2016, November 7, 2016, November 10, 2016, November 14, 2016, November 16, 2016, November 21, 2016, December 9, 2016, December 21, 2016, January 6, 2017, January 19, 2017, January 25, 2017, February 16, 2017, March 10, 2017, March 15, 2017, March 23, 2017, March 27, 2017, March 27, 2017, March 30, 2017, April 26, 2017, May 2, 2017, May 3, 2017, May 3, 2017, May 10, 2017, May 11, 2017, June 26, 2017, July 6, 2017, July 10, 2017, July 14, 2017, July 28, 2017, August 4, 2017, August 24, 2017, September 13, 2017, October 13, 2017, November 30, 2017, December 7, 2017, December 14, 2017, December 15, 2017, February 23, 2018, March 16, 2018, March 23, 2018, April 11, 2018, April 25, 2018, May 2, 2018, May 8, 2018, May 22, 2018, May 30, 2018, June 7, 2018, June 20, 2018, June 28, 2018, July 19, 2018, July 19, 2018, July 25, 2018, July 26, 2018, July 27, 2018, July 27, 2018, July 31, 2018, August 1, 2018, August 1, 2018, August 6, 2018, August 8, 2018, August 9, 2018, August 15, 2018, August 16, 2018, August 16, 2018, August 20, 2018, August 22, 2018, August 23, 2018, August 28, 2018, September 5, 2018, September 27, 2018, September 28, 2018, October 1, 2018, October 8, 2018, October 22, 2018, December 17, 2018, December 20, 2018, January 8, 2019, January 23, 2019, February 1, 2019, March 7, 2019, March 21, 2019, April 4, 2019, April 16, 2019, April 16, 2019, April 26, 2019, May 21, 2019, June 1, 2019, July 17, 2019, August 16, 2019, August 22, 2019, September 10, 2019, September 27, 2019, September 27, 2019, October 10, 2019, October 14, 2019, October 23, 2019, October 28, 2019, November 1, 2019, November 4, 2019, November 5, 2019, November 12, 2019, November 18, 2019, December 4, 2019, December 6, 2019, December 10, 2019, December 10, 2019, December 13, 2019, January 13, 2020, February 11, 2020, February 25, 2020, March 6, 2020, March 9, 2020, March 17, 2020, March 17, 2020, March 18, 2020, March 31, 2020, April 13, 2020, April 15, 2020, April 23, 2020, May 4, 2020, May 14, 2020, May 22, 2020, May 26, 2020, May 29, 2020, June 2, 2020, June 5, 2020, June 9, 2020 June 11, 2020, June 16, 2020, June 18, 2020, June 18, 2020, June 26, 2020, June 29, 2020, July 2, 2020, July 7, 2020, July 10, 2020, July 22, 2020, August 6, 2020, August 13, 2020, August 13, 2020, August 27, 2020, September 10, 2020, May 12, 2021, August 4, 2021, September 1, 2021, September 23, 2021, Februay 23, 2022, March 10, 2022, March 30, 2022, May 25, 2022 and Court's orders July 14, 2016, July 15, 2016, August 29, 2017, February 8, 2018, July 27, 2020, August 20, 2020, December 7, 2021, August 22, 2022, February 8, 2024 and Court of Appeals orders, August 26, 2020, September 30, 2020)

Trial Minute Entries
September 24, 2018, September 24, 2018, September 24, 2018, September 24, 2018, September 24, 2018, October 1, 2018, October 1, 2018, October 1, 2018, October 2, 2018, October 2, 2018, October 8, 2018, October 8, 2018, October 10, 2018, October 11, 2018, October 15, 2018, October 15, 2018, October 15, 2018, October 15, 2018, October 24, 2018, October 24, 2018, October 24, 2018, October 24, 2018, November 6, 2018, November 6, 2018, November 6, 2018, November 6, 2018, November 7, 2018, November 9, 2018, November 8, 2018, November 8, 2018, November 19, 2018, November 19, 2018, December 18, 2018 December 21, 2018, December 26, 2018, December 31, 2018, September 15, 2020, September 16, 2020, September 16, 2020, September 22, 2020, September 25, 2020, September 28, 2020, October 5, 2020, October 5, 2020, October 5, 2020, October 5, 2020, October 9, 2020, October 12, 2020, October 12, 2020, October 12, 2020, October 16, 2020, October 16, 2020, October 20, 2020, October 21, 2020, October 26, 2020, October 26, 2020, October 28, 2020, October 29, 2020, October 29, 2020, November 2, 2020, November 2, 2020, November 10, 2020, November 10, 2020, November 10, 2020, November 12, 2020, November 13, 2020, December 3, 2020, December 3, 2020, December 3, 2020, December 10, 2020, December 10, 2020, December 10, 2020, January 5, 2021, January 5, 2021, January 5, 2021, January 8, 2021, January 8, 2021, January 8, 2021, January 8, 2021, January 8, 2021,January 8, 2021, January 19, 2021, January 19, 2021,January 19, 2021, January 19, 2021, January 22, 2021, January 22, 2021, January 22, 2021, January 22, 2021, February 1, 2021, February 1, 2021, February 4, 2021, February 4, 2021, February 5, 2021, February 12, 2021, February 12, 2021, February 12, 2021, February 12, 2021, February 16, 2021, February 22, 2021, October 18, 2021, October 18, 2021

  • March 21, 2024 - 10:00 a.m.
    Status Conference before Hon. Judge Scott A. Blaney
    101 W. Jefferson St.
    Courtroom 411
    Phoenix, AZ 85003

In re Navajo Nation CV6417-300
(see Special Master's orders August 11, 2016, December 8, 2016, December 28, 2016, August 10, 2017, September 13, 2017, February 23, 2018, March 21, 2018, March 23, 2018, April 24, 2018, September 26, 2018, November 29, 2018, December 21, 2018, December 24, 2018, January 3, 2019, January 8, 2019, January 29, 2019, February 5, 2019, April 16, 2019, May 2, 2019, May 6, 2019, July 2, 2019, July 2, 2019, August 16, 2019, December 13, 2019, May 20, 2020, May 29, 2020, July 17, 2020, August 24, 2020, November 2, 2020, November 2, 2020, December 18, 2020, January 21, 2021, February 5, 2021, March 3, 2021, March 15, 2021, April 16, 2021, May 27, 2021, June 15, 2021, July 21, 2021, August 4, 2021, August 10, 2021, October 6, 2021, October 7, 2021, October 18, 2021, November 2, 2021, January 4, 2022, January 18, 2022, February 10, 2022, February 17, 2022, February 23, 2022, March 8, 2022, March 10, 2022, March 21, 2022, March 23, 2022, March 25, 2022, March 30, 2022, May 5, 2022, May 10, 2022, May 11, 2022, June 21, 2022, June 29, 2022, July 7, 2022, July 11, 2022, July 18, 2022, July 19, 2022, August 1, 2022, August 4, 2022, August 11, 2022, August 16, 2022, September 13, 2022, September 16, 2022, October 4, 2022, October 4, 2022, October 13, 2022, October 20, 2022, October 26, 2022, November 3, 2022, November 4, 2022, November 22, 2022, November 22, 2022, November 30, 2022, December 13, 2022, January 9, 2023, January 11, 2023, January 20, 2023, January 23, 2023, January 30, 2023, February 3, 2023, February 15, 2023, February 28, 2023, March 1, 2023, March 10, 2023, March 14, 2023, March 17, 2023, March 21, 2023, March 21, 2023, March 28, 2023, April 3, 2023, April 6, 2023, April 10, 2023, April 21, 2023, May 3, 2023, August 31, 2023, August 31, 2023, Janaury 9, 2024, February 14, 2024)

Trial Minute Entries
April 24, 2023, April 25, 2023, April 26, 2023, April 28, 2023, May 1, 2023, May 2, 2023, May 4, 2023, May 5, 2023, May 8, 2023, May 17, 2023, May 22, 2023, May 22, 2023, May 22, 2023, May 25, 2023, May 26, 2023, May 26, 2023, June 8, 2023, June 13, 2023, June 15, 2023, June 15, 2023, June 20, 2023, June 20, 2023, June 22, 2023, June 22, 2023, June 23, 2023, June 27, 2023, June 30, 2023, July 13, 2023, July 13, 2023, July 13, 2023, July 14, 2023, July 18, 2023, July 18, 2023, July 21, 2023, July 28, 2023, July 28, 2023, July 28, 2023, August 1, 2023, August 1, 2023, August 4, 2023, August 4, 2023, August 11, 2023, August 18, 2023, September 15, 2023

    Phase one litigation schedule
  • February 16, 2024
    Due: Response briefs
  • March 15, 2024
    Due: Claimants final reply
  • April 16, 2024 - April 17, 2024
    Oral arguments to be held in person
    Maricopa County Superior Court
    East Court Building
    Courtroom 613
    To begin at 9:00 a.m. each day
    • Phase two litigation schedule
    • January 26, 2024
      Due: Comments on Preliminary HSR
    • July 25, 2024
      Due: ADWR Final HSR
    • January 21, 2025
      Due: Objections to Final HSR
    • March 21, 2025
      Due: Claimants’ Disclosures and Expert Reports
    • March 20, 2026
      Due: Objectors’ Disclosures and Expert Reports
    • May 22, 2026
      Due: Claimants’ Rebuttal Expert Reports
    • Februay 19, 2027
      Discovery Concludes
    • April 5, 2027
      Due: Dispositive Motions
    • May 20, 2027
      Due: Responses to Dispositive Motions
    • June 4, 2027
      Due: Motions in Limine
    • June 11, 2027
      Due: Replies in Support of Dispositive Motions
    • June 25, 2027 - 1:30 p.m.
      Oral Argument of Dispositive Motions
      Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County
      Central Court Building
      Courtroom 301
      20l West Jefferson St.
    • July 9, 2027
      Due: Responses to Motions in Limine
    • August 30, 2027
      Due: Joint Pretrial Statement
    • September 20, 2027
      Trial Begins - Time and place TBD

    In re Lower Little Colorado River Subwatershed CV6417-400
    (see Special Master's orders March 20, 2018, May 16, 2019, December 5, 2019, March 23, 2020, April 21, 2020, May 11, 2020, June 9, 2020, October 30, 2020, December 9, 2020, July 12, 2021, September 13, 2021, October 6, 2021, November 9, 2021, December 6, 2022, and Court's orders May 28, 2021)

    • September 5, 2025
      Due: ADWR Subflow Zone Report
    • March 4, 2026
      Due: Objections to ADWR Subflow Zone Report
    Recent Address Changes
    • All Court Approved Mailing Lists (CAMLs) are updated and posted. For future changes in the CAMLs, please forward notices of change or requests with orders to Special Master Harris for approval.
    Orders and News
    • Representatives of Arizona Department of Water Resources and the Special Water Master have scheduled monthly meetings for the months of July – December 2023. These meetings were noticed to all persons on the W-1, W-2, W-3, W-4 (consolidated) and No. CV 6417 mailing lists. You can read the notices here.

    • In re Fort Huachuca, Gila River Adjudication: On August 11, 2016, a motion for summary judgment and three motions for partial summary judgment were heard in this matter. An order deciding those motions was issued on September 1, 2016. Trial began on October 3, 2016. It continued for two weeks and was continued until February 6, 2017. The trial concluded on February 15, 2017. Three issues were tried: (1) What is the scope of water uses encompassed by the term “military purposes”; (2) What is the quantity of water reserved to fulfill the military purposes; and (3) Are sources of water other than groundwater adequate to accomplish the military purposes, and if not, what is the quantity of groundwater required to accomplish those purposes? Post-trial briefing has been submitted by the parties. A decision in the case is currently pending.

    • In re San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Gila River Adjudication: On January 28, 2019, trial began on the United States claims for federal reserved water rights for the San Pedro Reservation National Conservation Area. Trial concluded in May 2019 and post-trial briefing has been submitted and a decision in the case is currently pending.

    • In re Redfield Canyon Wilderness Area, Gila River Adjudication: On July 9, 2014, after briefing by the parties, the Special Master issued an Order finding that Congress reserved federally owned land for the Redfield Canyon Wilderness Area which was created to protect designated wilderness areas, preserve their wilderness character, and gather and disseminate information regarding their use and enjoyment as wilderness. The Special Master further found that priority date for the water reserved for the Redfield Canyon Wilderness Area is November 28, 1900. The State Land Department and the United States subsequently filed reports regarding the ownership of the land included within the boundaries of the Redfield Canyon Wilderness Area.

      On September 25, 2015, Freeport Mineral Corporation filed a motion for summary judgment seeking the dismissal of the federal reserved claims for water from sources on land not owned by the United States, and for certain springs and all constructed sources. The Court granted the motion in part and denied it in part. Subsequently, the United States moved for summary judgment arguing that it was entitled to all of the water on the reserved land based on the congressional language establishing the wildlife reserve. The Court denied the motion. Trial in the matter concluded in May 2017, and post-trial briefing was filed on May 14, 2018.

    • In re Applications of Salt River Project for Injunctive Relief, Gila River Adjudication: The applications involve several parties in the Verde River Watershed. The Court set a schedule leading to an evidentiary hearing concerning Respondents Kovacovich Investment, L. P., Wiertzema Family Trust, and NBJ Ranch L. P. On April 15, 2009, the Court heard oral argument on motions for summary judgment filed by the respondents. The Court denied the motions. Because the parties need more time to present evidence, the Court postponed until early October the evidentiary hearing set in late April and added three days. The hearing was held on October 5-7, 2009. On March 25, 2010, the Court issued its ruling granting the Salt River Project injunctive relief, but requiring SRP to post a $75,000.00 cash bond. The Court directed SRP to file a proposed form of judgment, and NBJ Ranch L.P. may object to it. The parties requested permission to engage in negotiations to determine if a mutual agreement can be reached. The Court set a telephonic conference on June 9, 2011, to review the status of negotiations. On June 9, 2011, the Court granted the stipulated dismissal with prejudice of SRP's application for injunctive relief against NBJ Ranch L. P. and vacated the telephonic conference. The dismissal ends this matter.

      The Wiertzema Family Trust renewed its motion to dismiss based on new information obtained. The Court granted the motion. The dismissal ends this matter. The Wiertzema Family Trust requested an award of attorney's fees, expert witness and consultant fees. The Salt River Project opposed the motion. The Court requested memoranda from counsel on four questions propounded by the Court and set a hearing. On June 21, 2010, the Court held the hearing after which it requested supplemental briefing. On October 21, 2010, the Court denied the fees award requests of the Wiertzema Family Trust.

      On January 19, 2010, the Court granted the stipulated dismissal without prejudice of the Salt River Project's application for injunctive relief against Kovacovich Investment Ltd. Partnership.

      On April 24, 2009, the Court held a telephonic scheduling conference in the matters involving Respondents Henry, Kasper, Largent, Ray, and Stryker. The Court previously requested joint comprehensive pretrial memoranda from the parties. SRP and Respondents Kasper and Stryker filed a joint pretrial memorandum and proposed scheduling order. The other parties did not attend the conference. A telephonic conference was held on July 16, 2009. The Court ordered the parties to file joint pretrial orders on or before August 14, 2009, set a pretrial conference on March 16, 2010, and an evidentiary hearing on March 30 and 31, 2010. On February 2, 2010, the Court granted the parties' stipulation to dismiss with prejudice SRP's application against Respondents Largent concluding this portion of the litigation. On March 4, 2010, the Court vacated the pretrial conference and evidentiary hearing and granted Respondents Henry, Kasper, Ray, and Stryker until May 8, 2010, to file their response to SRP's motion for summary judgment.

      On August 16, 2010, at the request of the parties, the Court extended this date to January 24, 2011. On January 25, 2011, at the request of the parties, the Court extended the date to July 15, 2011. On July 21, 2011, at the request of the parties, the Court extended the date to October 17, 2011. On October 31, 2011, at the request of the parties, the Court extended the date to January 17, 2012. On February 13, 2012, at the request of the parties, the Court extended the date to August 20, 2012. On August 14, 2012, at the request of the parties, the Court extended the date to February 20, 2013. On February 21, 2013, at the request of the parties, the Court extended the date to August 23, 2013. On August 29, 2013, at the request of the parties, the Court extended the date to February 24, 2014. On March 26, 2014, at the request of the parties, the Court extended the date to May 19, 2014. On May 20, 2014, at the request of the parties, the Court extended the date to September 15, 2014. Following this deadline, SRP withdrew its motion for summary judgment, but not its application, and reserved the right to refile the motion. A tentative settlement has been reached with two respondents.

      On March 26, 2014, the Court granted the stipulated dismissal without prejudice of the Salt River Project's application for injunctive relief against Chester-Campbell, L.L.C., and Linda S. and Paul R. Robinson.

    • Catalog of Non-Exempt Registered Wells, Little Colorado River Adjudication: On December 18, 2009, the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) released a catalog of non-exempt registered wells located in the Eastern Little Colorado River Basin. ADWR compiled the catalog in accordance with the Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement approved by the Court on November 27, 2006. The purpose of the catalog is to identify and verify existing, non-exempt registered wells in the area by registration number, legal description, and owner. ADWR prepared and distributed a preliminary catalog in December 2008 and received comments from several parties. This final catalog addresses comments on the preliminary and includes results from a voluntary well registration program. The settlement agreement recognizes that there could be "existing wells that are not currently registered" in the project area and specifies that a voluntary well registration program be created to allow for registration of these wells and their inclusion into the catalog. The settlement agreement allows the catalog to be supplemented with existing wells that were omitted, and well owners can object to the Court that the catalog contains an improper description of a well they own. The Zuni Tribe and United States can also object that well descriptions are inaccurate. The Court will resolve any objections as to the accuracy of the catalog. Copies of the catalog are available for review at several public locations and on ADWR's website site at https://new.azwater.gov/adjudications.

    • Keeping the Arizona Department of Water Resources updated on your mailing address is very important! The Special Master has updated a letter that the Arizona Association of Realtors first posted on its Web site in May, 2001.
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