Water rights deal to be signed between Utah and tribe
Written byDAVID MONTERO, Salt Lake Tribune
Gov. Gary Herbert and a Native American tribe will sign a memorandum of understanding Wednesday that binds them together in an attempt to secure water rights for the group in western Utah.
The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation hopes the agreement between its approximately 500 members and the state will provide water security to help the group develop the more than 110,000 acres that sit in Juab and Tooele counties on the Utah side and through White Pine County in Nevada.
Tribe Chairman Ed Naranjo said the need to secure the water rights stemmed from the tribe’s battle with the Southern Nevada Water Authority, which is taking steps to build a pipeline that will pump 83,000