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.

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