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GILA RIVER GENERAL STREAM ADJUDICATION

The Gila River General Stream Adjudication is a Maricopa County Superior Court civil case initiated in 1979 in order to resolve the status of all rights for the use of surface water in the Gila River watershed.

Initially started as petitions to the State Land Department to determine conflicting water rights for the Salt, Verde, Gila and San Pedro rivers; these cases were eventually transferred to the superior courts in the counties where the original petitions were filed.

On November 25, 1981, the Supreme Court ordered the consolidation of the adjudications for the Salt, Verde and San Pedro rivers with the adjudication pending on the Gila river. The Supreme Court also ordered that this adjudication be conducted in the State Superior Court in the county having "the greatest number of potential claimants." Accordingly, the consolidated adjudication was transferred to the Maricopa County Superior Court and assigned case number W-1, W-2, W-3 and W-4 (Consolidated), In re the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Gila River System and Source.

Early in the general stream adjudication process, the Maricopa County Superior Court established a procedure whereby the Clerk of Superior Court was to prepare a monthly docket containing specific information that was to be provided to specific parties. This procedure was outlined in Pre-Trial Order No. One of May 29, 1986.

The case numbers below link to the dockets prepared by the Clerk’s office in accordance to Pre-Trial Order Number One. Dockets available on-line begin with the year 2001. For access to dockets previous to the year 2001, please contact the Maricopa County Clerk of Superior Court.

Adjudication Case Dockets:

W1, W2, W3, W4 (Consolidated), In the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Gila River System and Source
 
W1-11, San Pedro River Watershed Contested Cases
NOTE: Beginning 1/1/2012, the W1-11 dockets are now posted separately according to their case designation. There is no change to reports posted prior to 2012.
W1-11-19, in re Sands Groups of Cases
     
W1-11-232, in re San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
 
 
W1-11-605, in re Fort Huachuca
 
 
W1-11-1174, In re PWR 107 Claims
 
 
W1-11-2664, in re Redfield Canyon Wilderness area
 
 
W1-11-3342, in re Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area
 
 
W1-11-3423, in re Powers Garden Administrative Site
 
 
W1-103, In re Subflow Technical Report, San Pedro River Watershed
W1-104, In re State Trust Lands
 
W1-105, Undesignated
2005
 
 
 
 
 
W1-203, In re the Water Rights of the Gila River Indian Community
 
 
W1-205, Roosevelt Settlement Case
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W1-206, In re the Preclusive Effect of the Globe Equity No. 59 Decree on Specified Parties
 
 
 
W1-207, In re the Proposed Gila River Indian Community Water Rights Settlement
 
W1-208, In re Proposed Tohono O'odham Nation Water Rights Settlement
 
     
         
W1-209, In re Amended and Restated White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Agreement
       


LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GENERAL STREAM ADJUDICATION

The Little Colorado River Adjudication was transferred to the Apache County Superior Court where it is litigated under the caption In re the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Little Colorado River System and Source, No. 6417. Docket available on-line begins with the April 2002. For access to the docket previous to April 2002, please contact the Apache County Clerk of Superior Court.

Adjudication Case Docket:

No. 6417, In re the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Little Colorado River System and Source.
2009 2010 2011
   
No. 6417-200, In re Proposed Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement.
No. 6417-201, In re the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Little Colorado River System and Source - Hopi Priority
     
No. 6417-202, In re the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Little Colorado River System and Source - White Mountain Apache Tribe Agreement
       
         


These documents are in Adobe PDF format


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Clerk of the Superior Court for Maricopa County - The Honorable Michael K. Jeanes
Clerk of the Superior Court for Apache County - The Honorable Sue Hall
Office of the Special Master, Arizona General Stream Adjudication - Special Master George Schade
Arizona General Stream Adjudication Bulletin
Arizona Department of Water Resources

 
   
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