Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 6.djvu/92

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104 STAT. 4482 PUBLIC LAW 101-628—NOV. 28, 1990 (d) "Community" means the Fort McDowell Indian Community, a community of Yavapai Indians organized under section 16 of the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 987, 25 U.S.C. 476), and duly recognized by the Secretary. (e) "HVID" means the Harquahala Valley Irrigation District, an irrigation district organized under the laws of the State of Arizona. (f) "Kent Decree" means the decree dated March 1, 1910, entered in Patrick T. Hurley versus Charles F. Abbott, and others, Case Numbered 4564, in the District Court of the Third Judicial District of the Territory of Arizona, in and for the County of Maricopa, and all decrees supplemental thereto. (g) "RWCD" means the Roosevelt Water Conservation District, an irrigation district organized under the laws of the State of Arizona. (h) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior. (i) "SRP" means the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District, a political subdivision of the State of Arizona, and the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association, an Arizona corporation. SEC. 404. KENT DECREE REREGULATION. (a) To permit the Community to more fully utilize its water rights under the Kent Decree as provided in the Agreement and subsection (b) of this section, the agreement between the United States and the SRP dated June 3, 1935, as amended on November 26, 1935, relating to the Verde River Storage Works, and the agreement among the SRP, Phelps Dodge Corporation, and the Defense Plant Corporation dated March 1, 1944, including, but not limited to, the provisions of such agreements by which SRP saves and holds harmless the United States, and the rights of the United States and SRP to Verde River storage, are hereby ratified, confirmed and declared to be valid: Provided, however. That the priority date and quantification of these storage rights, and such other storage rights as may exist, shall be determined in an appropriate state proceeding in the State of Arizona. Nothing in this Act or the Agreement shall affect the validity or invalidity of any permit, right-of-way, license or grant held by Phelps Dodge Corporation for the utilization of land or water within the San Carlos Apache Reservation. (b) The Secretary is authorized and directed to contract with SRP, for a period of not more than twenty-five years from the date the authorizations contained in section 409(b) of this Act become effective, for the utilization of up to three thousand acre-feet of the existing storage right of the United States and SRP behind Bartlett and Horseshoe Dams on the Verde River for the reregulation of the Community's rights to water under the Kent Decree. This storage space shall be for seasonal regulation only, with no annual carry- over past October 1. SEC. 405. RATIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION OF CONTRACTS. (a) The contract between the SRP and RWCD dated October 24, 1924, together with all amendments thereto and any extension thereof entered into pursuant to the Agreement, is ratified, confirmed, and declared to be valid. 03) The Secretary is authorized and directed to revise the subcontract of the RWCD agricultural water service from the CAP to