Active Cases


Hearings and Proceedings - September 30, 2022
Gila River Adjudication

HIGHLIGHTS
Orders issued this week in case nos.:
  • CV6417-300

Applications of the Salt River Project for Injunctive Relief
Respondents David J. and Elizabeth G. Latham-Scheier, and Richard E. and Michele D. Rogers

(see Court's orders May 7, 2009, September 4, 2009, March 4, 2010, August 16, 2010, January 25, 2011, July 21, 2011, October 31, 2011, February 13, 2012, August 14, 2012, February 21, 2013, August 29, 2013, March 26, 2014, May 20, 2014, and January 17, 2017, June 9, 2017 and Special Master's Orders January 23, 2017, March 1, 2017, July 20, 2017, October 16, 2017)

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)

  • December 22, 2023
    ADWR Technical Report due
  • February 20, 2024
    Due: Objections to Technical Report due
  • March 7, 2024 - 1:30 p.m.
    Status Conference

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, 2020, 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)

  • Objections to Subflow Zone Delineation Report for Verde River Mainstem and Sycamore Canyon Subwatershed
  • October 28, 2022
    Due: Objections to the Technical Report
  • January 6, 2023
    US & Yavapai-Apache Nation amended claims
    in Lower Verde Valley and Sycamore subwatersheds
    US amended claims for state and federal rights
    In Lower Verde Valley and Sycamore subwatersheds
  • March 17, 2023
    Due: Discovery concludes re Subflow Technical Report for the Mainstem of the Verde River Watershed and Sycamore Canyon
  • April 30, 2023
    Due: Subflow Technical Report for the remainder of the Verde River Watershed
  • August 17, 2023
    Trial begins on Subflow Technical Report for the Mainstem of the Verde River Watershed and Sycamore Canyon
  • October 27, 2023
    Due: Objections to the Subflow Technical Report for the Verde River Watershed
  • October 27, 2023
    Objections to ADWR report
  • January 5, 2024
    Preliminary HSR for Sycamore Subwatershed
  • July 3, 2024
    Comments
  • January 10, 2025
    Final HSR for Sycamore subwatershed
  • June 6, 2025
    Preliminary HSR for Lower Verde Valley subwatershed
  • December 3, 2025
    Comments
  • Janaury 5, 2026
    US amended claims for state and federal rights in Little Chino subwatershed
  • June 3, 2026
    Final HSR for Lower Verde Valley subwatershed
  • June 2, 2028
    Preliminary HSR for Little Chino subwatershed
  • November 29, 2028
    Comments
  • May 29, 2029
    Final HSR for Little Chino

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, 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)

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

  • September 29, 2022 - 4:00 p.m.
    Status Conference
  • November 8, 2022
    Due: Report and maps from ADWR

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)

  • October 27, 2022 - 1:30 p.m.
    Status Conference

In re Inca Investment Limited Partnership, Contested Case No. W1-11-0405
(see Special Master's orders September 19, 2022)

  • October 27, 2022 - 1:45 p.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)  

  • October 3, 2022
    Due: Status Report
  • October 23, 2023 - 1:30 p.m.
    Scheduling Conference

In re Antonio and Elizabeth Fontana, Contested Case No. W1-11-0491
(see Special Master's orders September 20, 2022)

  • October 27, 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
    Status Conference

In re Charles T. Cleveland, Contested Case No. W-11-1233
(see Special Master's orders June 21, 2021, September 7, 2021, January 14, 2022, July 21, 2022)

  • December 20, 2022
    Due: Stipulated Abstracts or Status Report

In re Edward and Ethelyn Lehner, Contested Case No. W1-11-1343
(see Special Master's orders October 7, 2021, December 6, 2021, December 15, 2021, December 22, 2021, May 26, 2022, July 21, 2022, August 29, 2022)

  • September 19, 2022
    Deadline to file Assignments and Amended Statement of Claimant with ADWR
  • September 19, 2022
    Due: Map of well locations from ADWR

In re McDowell & Craig Manufacturing Co., Contested Case No. W1-11-1344
(see Special Master's orders September 17, 2021, December 9, 2021, May 25, 2022, September 8, 2022)

  • October 14, 2022
    Stipulations
  • October 27, 2022 - 2:00 p.m.
    Status Conference

In re First National Bank of Arizona and Charles Leftault, as co-trustees, Contested Case No. W1-11-1345
(see Special Master's orders April 12, 2021, June 22, 2021, October 8, 2021, November 2, 2021, February 7, 2022, July 28, 2022, August 29, 2022)

  • October 7, 2022
    Due: Stipulated abstracts or status report

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

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 20, 2022 - 3:00 p.m.
    In person Status Conference
    Central Court Building
    201 West Jefferson
    Courtroom 301
    Phoenix, AZ

In re J. E. Warne Jr., Contested Case No. W1-11-1351
(see Special Master's orders April 12, 2021, June 22, 2021, November 15, 2021, January 21, 2022, March 17, 2022, May 25, 2022, August 9, 2022, September 15, 2022)

  • October 10, 2022
    Due: Stipulated Abstracts or Status Report

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)

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)

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

  • September 19, 2022
    Due: Stipulation or Status Report re: initial WFRs designated for adjudication
  • December 23, 2022
    Due: Map of irrigation district

In re Dana Leluan and Connie Pweeine, Contested Case No. W1-11-1839
(see Special Master's orders January 25, 2022, March 24, 2022)

In re K-7 Development, Inc., Contested Case No. W1-11-1840
(see Special Master's orders February 16, 2022, March 8, 2022, April 28, 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)

In re Orie Alvin Owens Sr. et al., Contested Case No. W1-11-2081
(see Special Master's orders August 31, 2022)

  • October 18, 2022
    Due Stipulated Abstracts or Status Report

In re Valley National Bank, Contested Case No. W1-11-2089
(see Special Master's orders August 31, 2022)

  • October 18, 2022
    Due Stipulated Abstracts or Status Report

In re William & Esther Taylor, Contested Case No. W1-11-2090
(see Special Master's orders August 31, 2022)

  • October 18, 2022
    Due Stipulated Abstracts or Status Report

In re San Pedro Investments, Contested Case No. W1-11-2119
(see Special Master's orders August 31, 2022)

  • October 18, 2022
    Due Stipulated Abstracts or Status Report

In re Jimmie and Gwendolyn Mayberry, Contested Case No. W1-11-2127
(see Special Master's orders August 31, 2022)

  • October 18, 2022
    Due Stipulated Abstracts or Status Report

In re Robin L. and Linda M. Richey, Contested Case No. W1-11-2128
(see Special Master's orders August 31, 2022)

  • October 18, 2022
    Due Stipulated Abstracts or Status Report

In re Andrew and Lavee Mayberry, Contested Case No. W1-11-2131
(see Special Master's orders August 31, 2022)

  • October 18, 2022
    Due Stipulated Abstracts or Status Report

In re Richard A. and Reva Kirkman, Contested Case No. W1-11-2319
(see Special Master's orders February 8, 2022, April 13, 2022, July 11, 2022)

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 23, 2023
    Due: Joint Status Report

In re ASLD-Saguaro Juniper Corporation, Contested Case No. W1-11-2670
(see Special Master's orders November 23, 2020, March 31, 2021, May 27, 2021, September 3, 2021, September 14, 2021, June 21, 2022, August 31, 2022)

  • September 26, 2022
    Due: Maps from ADWR

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 13, 2023
    Due: Stipulated Abstracts or Status Report

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)

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)

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)

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)

In re Asarco-Diversion, Contested Case No. W1-11-2798
(see Special Master's orders June 7, 2018, July 25, 2018, December 21, 2018, February 14, 2019, March 29, 2019, May 23, 2019, December 9, 2019, September 3, 2020, October 30, 2020, April 8, 2021, October 22, 2021, February 28, 2022, May 20, 2022)

  • September 30, 2022
    Due: Status Report
  • November 4, 2022
    Status Conference at 1:30 p.m.

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)

In re State Land Department – Paul L. Sale Investment Co., Contested Case No. W1-11-2805
(see Special Master's orders June 24, 2019, November 14, 2019, March 3, 2020, July 9, 2020, September 2, 2020, October 12, 2020, May 13, 2021, August 9, 2021, August 23, 2021, October 25, 2021, December 13, 2021, March 29, 2022)

  • September 20, 2022 - 1:30 p.m.
    Oral Argument on dispositive motion
  • October 20, 2022 - 1:30 p.m.
    Pre-Trial Conference
  • November 28, 2022 - 1:30 p.m.
    Readiness Conference
  • December 5, 2022 - 9:00 a.m.
    Trial begins
    Central Court Building
    Courtroom 301

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)

In re W. H. Claridge, Contested Case No. W1-11-3394
(see Special Master's orders July 3, 2019, August 12, 2019, January 28, 2020, May 11, 2020, May 18, 2020, August 17, 2020, March 4, 2021, April 27, 2022, February 28, 2022, February 28, 2022, July 19, 2022)

  • October 28, 2022
    Discovery deadline
  • December 2, 2022
    Dispositive motions due
  • May 12, 2023
    Joint Pre-Trial Statement due
  • May 26, 2023 - 1:30 p.m.
    Pre-Trial Conference
  • June 5, 2023
    Trial

In re Karen C. LeCount, Contested Case No. W1-11-3395
(see Special Master's orders July 30, 2019, September 24, 2019, September 26, 2019, October 14, 2019, January 14, 2020, March 2, 2020, February 10, 2021, March 11, 2021, March 15, 2021, April 6, 2021, May 27, 2021, June 2, 2021, June 3, 2021, November 22, 2021, February 14, 2022, July 27, 2022)

  • October 7, 2022
    Due: Objections to Amended WFR
  • October 20, 2022 - 2:00 p.m.
    In person Status Conference
    Central Court Building
    201 West Jefferson
    Courtroom 301
    Phoenix, AZ
Little Colorado River Adjudication

Little Colorado River Adjudication, No. CV 6417
(see Special Master's order July 26, 2016, and Court's orders July 15, 2016, August 29, 2017)

In re Arizona Game & Fish Department, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-6376
(see Special Master's order August 19, 2022)

  • September 29, 2022 - 3:30 p.m.
    Status Conference

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

  • September 29, 2022 - 1:30 p.m.
    Status Conference

In re FS – Apache Sitgreaves, Contested Case No. CV6417-33-6828
(see Special Master's order August 17, 2022)

  • September 29, 2022 - 2:30 p.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)

  • February 20, 2023
    Due: Objections to the Report of the Special Master regarding Summary Proceedings in the Silver Creek Watershed

In re Hopi Tribe Priority, Case No. CV 6417-201
(see Special Master's orders September 8, 2008, October 31, 2008, January 12, 2009, March 19, 2009, September 2, 2009, February 3, 2010, May 12, 2010, October 15, 2010, November 9, 2010, January 4, 2011, April 21, 2011, August 15, 2011, September 13, 2011, October 26, 2011, February 10, 2012, March 12, 2012, June 28, 2012, September 24, 2012, October 29, 2012, April 24, 2013, December 3, 2013, January 25, 2016, February 10, 2016, April 11, 2016, April 13, 2016, April 14, 2016, July 14, 2016, July 26, 2016, August 3, 2016, August 17, 2016, September 26, 2016, July 6, 2017, July 28, 2017, November 9, 2017, January 5, 2018, January 26, 2018, June 10, 2019 and Court's orders December 3, 2013, January 25, 2016, July 14, 2016, July 14, 2017, August 18, 2017, August 29, 2017, February 8, 2018, March 11, 2019)

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 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

  • November 21, 2022
    Objections to Final Report
  • March 10, 2023
    Responses

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, September 27, 2022)

    Phase one litigation schedule
  • October 3, 2022
    Due: Expert reports responsive to Greenslade Report
  • October 13, 2022
    Due: Navajo Nation Motion to Compel
  • October 21, 2022
    Due: City of Flagstaff response to Motion to Compel
  • October 14, 2022
    Deadline for depositions of Gretchen Greene, Carolyn Liebler, Jeffrey Tayman, David Swanson, Jim Chang, .Jonathan Taylor, Edward Harvey, Shem Liechty, Erin Young, Wes Whiting, Tim Westover, Jeremy Peters, Brian Richards, Paul Ramsey, Justin Johnson, Randy Sullivan, and Robert Pena, and the disclosure of documents related to those specific depositions.
  • November 18, 2022
    Due: Rebuttal expert report from Greenslade
  • November 21, 2022
    Dispositive motion deadline, except for dispositive motions that involve material facts about livestock and wildlife watering or stockponds and require the deposition testimony of Christopher Banet or Tamzen Stringham and dispositive motions that involve material facts about groundwater modelling and require the deposition testimony of William Greenslade, Neil Blandford, or Mark Nicholls.
  • December 16, 2022
    Deadline for depositions of Christopher Banet, Tamzen Stringham, William Greenslade, Neil Blandford, and Mark Nicholls, and the disclosure of documents related to those specific depositions.
  • January 4, 2023
    Due: Responses to Dispositive Motions
  • January 13, 2023
    Deadline for motions in limine. Deadline for dispositive motions that involve material facts about livestock and wildlife watering or stockponds and require the deposition testimony of Christopher Banet or Tamzen Stringham ("Livestock Motions") and for dispositive motions that involve material facts about groundwater modelling and require the deposition testimony of William Greenslade, Neil Blandford, or Mark Nicholls ("Groundwater Motions").
  • January 24, 2023
    Due Replies in support of dispositive motions due
  • February 17, 2023
    Responses to Livestock Motions and Groundwater Motions due.
  • March 9, 2023
    Replies to Livestock Motions and Groundwater Motions due.
  • March 27, 2023
    Due: Joint pre-trial statement due
  • April 10, 2023
    Trial Begins - Time and place TBD
    Masayesva V. Zah dates
  • January 9, 2023
    Due: Status Report
  • January 19, 2023 - 2:00 p.m.
    Status Conference
    Phase two litigation schedule
  • July 28, 2023
    Due: ADWR Preliminary HSR
  • 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, October 6, 2021, November 9, 2021, and Court's orders May 28, 2021, July 12, 2021, September 13, 2021)

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
  • The meeting between representatives of Arizona Department of Water Resources and the Special Water Master that was previously scheduled for August 30, 2022, has been rescheduled for October 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Maricopa County Superior Court, Central Court Building, Courtroom 301, Phoenix, AZ 85002. This meeting was 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 notice 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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