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The Changing Scope of Native American Groundwater Rights

California’s Coachella Valley may be ground zero for a new chapter in water rights for Native American tribes, according to a new Stanford study published in the journal Science. Better known for lush golf courses, glittering pools, a popular music festival, and temperatures topping 120 degrees, this inland desert is also home to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, ...

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