Hundreds oppose water-rights settlement

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Hundreds of New Mexicans are objecting to a water-rights settlement between the state and four pueblos.

Residents say they’re being asked to sign off on an incomplete contract and give up water, without having their questions answered.

The 2010 settlement establishes water rights for the pueblos in a case that stretches back more than half a century.

Many of those objecting to the settlement are asking the judge assigned to the case to stay the deadline until questions from those affected have been answered. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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