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GILA RIVER GENERAL STREAM ADJUDICATION

The Gila River General Stream Adjudication is a Maricopa County Superior Court civil case initiated in 1979 in order to resolve the status of all rights for the use of surface water in the Gila River watershed.

Initially started as petitions to the State Land Department to determine conflicting water rights for the Salt, Verde, Gila and San Pedro rivers; these cases were eventually transferred to the superior courts in the counties where the original petitions were filed.

On November 25, 1981, the Supreme Court ordered the consolidation of the adjudications for the Salt, Verde and San Pedro rivers with the adjudication pending on the Gila river. The Supreme Court also ordered that this adjudication be conducted in the State Superior Court in the county having "the greatest number of potential claimants." Accordingly, the consolidated adjudication was transferred to the Maricopa County Superior Court and assigned case number W-1, W-2, W-3 and W-4 (Consolidated), In re the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Gila River System and Source.

Early in the general stream adjudication process, the Maricopa County Superior Court established a procedure whereby the Clerk of Superior Court was to prepare a monthly docket containing specific information that was to be provided to specific parties. This procedure was outlined in Pre-Trial Order No. One of May 29, 1986.

The case numbers below link to the dockets prepared by the Clerk’s office in accordance to Pre-Trial Order Number One. Dockets available on-line begin with the year 2001. For access to dockets previous to the year 2001, please contact the Maricopa County Clerk of Superior Court.

Adjudication Case Dockets:

W1, W2, W3, W4 (Consolidated), In the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Gila River System and Source
 
W1-11, San Pedro River Watershed Contested Cases
NOTE: Beginning 1/1/2012, the W1-11 dockets are now posted separately according to their case designation. There is no change to reports posted prior to 2012.
W1-11-19, In re Sands Groups of Cases
       
W1-11-19A, In re Pima County
   
W1-11-232, In re San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
   
W1-11-473, In re City of Tombstone
       
W1-11-605, In re Fort Huachuca
     
W1-11-1174, In re PWR 107 Claims
   
W1-11-1509, In re Mark and Marion Kartchner (Trustees)
       
W1-11-1675, In re St David Irrigation District
   
W1-11-1676, In re Pomerene Water Users Association
     
W1-11-1691, In re Eli and Ila Fenn
     
W1-11-1754, In re George G. Housely
       
W1-11-1758, In re Kathleen Hanseen
       
W1-11-1759, In re Luis and Patricia Vega
       
W1-11-1865, In re Thomas A. Farnsworth
     
W1-11-1869, In re David O. Vigil
       
W1-11-1871, In re Lee L. Klones
       
W1-11-1872, In re Branson L. and Geneva Sherman
       
W1-11-1875, In re Franklin T. and Vernalee East
       
W1-11-1878, In re Earnest A. Sherman
     
W1-11-1881, In re Acel and Nila East
       
W1-11-1884, In re Eldon J. and Shirley Barney
       
W1-11-1886, In re Barry G. Sherman
       
W1-11-1887, In re Russel L. Sherman
       
W1-11-1889, In re Paul and Sandra Brick
       
W1-11-1898, In re Eldon J. and Shirley Barney
     
W1-11-1903, In re Kirk Kading
     
W1-11-1905, In re Harold T. and Daphne L. Matthews
       
W1-11-1906, In re Fenn Enterprises, Inc.
       
W1-11-1908, In re Rex O. and Gail Barney
       
W1-11-1909, In re El Paso Natural Gas Company
     
W1-11-1910, In re Leland K. and Paula F. Barney
     
W1-11-1912, In re Chester L. Brown
     
W1-11-1913, In re Randall and Joyce Welker
     
W1-11-1915, In re Thurber E. Larson
     
W1-11-1916, In re Alvah and Barbara Fenn
       
W1-11-1917, In re Newell Barney
     
W1-11-1918, In re Gerald and Judy Barney
     
W1-11-1980, In re Charles Dean and Jo Anne Lee Kartchner
       
W1-11-1981, In re Charles Fenn, Jr.
       
W1-11-1986, In re Max J. and Donna Kartchner
     
W1-11-1989, In re Tucson Pathology Assoc., P.C.
       
W1-11-2193, In re St. David Irrigation District
       
W1-11-2421, In re Magma Copper - De Minimis
     
W1-11-2428, In re Magma Copper - Mining
     
W1-11-2503, In re Magma Copper - Irrigation
     
W1-11-2583, In re Lunt Group of Cases
       
W1-11-2664, In re Redfield Canyon Wilderness Area
     
W1-11-2665, In re Redfield Canyon State Claims
   
W1-11-2676, In re Dorene Wilson Trust
       
W1-11-2678, In re Donald Kellogg
       
W1-11-2690, In re Pima County Flood Control District
   
W1-11-2691, In re Jack Kelly and Lois Bingham
       
W1-11-2694, In re San Pedro Watershed Hydrographic Survey Report
     
W1-11-2696, In re Bayless and Berkalew
   
W1-11-2798, In re Asarco-Diversion
     
W1-11-2801, In re Asarco-Irrigation
     
W1-11-3107, In re Paul L. Sale Invest Co.
       
W1-11-3194, In re Salt River Project - Irrigation
       
W1-11-3300, In re Arizona Chapter of the Nature Conservancy - Aravaipa Creek De Minimis
     
W1-11-3301, In re Arizona Chapter of the Nature Conservancy - Instream Flow
     
W1-11-3304, In re Arizona Chapter of the Nature Conservancy - Wood and Westerfield Diversions
     
W1-11-3310, In re Larson
   
W1-11-3311, In re Luebbermann
   
W1-11-3312, In re Brighthawk LLC
   
W1-11-3313, In re Barassi
     
W1-11-3314, In re Iser
     
W1-11-3315, In re Young
   
W1-11-3317, In re Lester Young
   
W1-11-3318, In re Bowens
   
W1-11-3326, In re Lackner
   
W1-11-3329, In re San Pedro Watershed Hydrographic Survey Report
     
W1-11-3342, In re Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area
     
W1-11-3377, In re Arizona Chapter of the Nature Conservancy - Salazar-Tapia Ditch
   
W1-11-3378, In re Alex Pacheco and Christine Salazar Pacheco
       
W1-11-3379, In re Miguel Miranda,et al.
       
W1-11-3380, In re Sandra Fraser, Daniel and Cindy Tapia, and Norma Luepke
       
W1-11-3382, In re Arizona Chapter of the Nature Conservancy - Agro Land
   
W1-11-3383, In re Arizona Chapter of the Nature Conservancy - Claridge Ditch
     
W1-11-3384, In re Arizona Chapter of the Nature Conservancy - Aravaipa Creek I
     
W1-11-3388, In re Arizona Chapter of the Nature Conservancy - Aravaipa Creek II
     
W1-11-3423, In re Powers Garden Administrative Site
W1-11-3441, In re Anthony Lunt - State Trust Land
       
W1-11-3449, In re Anthony Lunt - Stockponds
       
W1-11-3451, In re Anthony Lunt - Irrigation
       
W1-103, In re Subflow Technical Report, San Pedro River Watershed
W1-104, In re State Trust Lands
       
W1-105, Undesignated
W1-106, In re Subflow Technical Report, Verde River Watershed
W1-203, In re the Water Rights of the Gila River Indian Community
 
W1-205, Roosevelt Settlement Case
 
 
 
W1-206, In re the Preclusive Effect of the Globe Equity No. 59 Decree on Specified Parties
 
 
W1-207, In re Proposed Gila River Indian Community Water Rights Settlement
 
W1-208, In re Proposed Tohono O'odham Nation Water Rights Settlement
W1-209, In re Amended and Restated White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Agreement
 


LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GENERAL STREAM ADJUDICATION

The Little Colorado River Adjudication was transferred to the Apache County Superior Court where it is litigated under the caption In re the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Little Colorado River System and Source, No. 6417. Docket available on-line begins with the April 2002. For access to the docket previous to April 2002, please contact the Apache County Clerk of Superior Court.

Adjudication Case Docket:

No. 6417, In re the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Little Colorado River System and Source.
   
No. 6417-200, In re Proposed Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement.
   
No. 6417-201, In re the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Little Colorado River System and Source - Hopi Priority
2015
     
No. 6417-202, In re the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Little Colorado River System and Source - White Mountain Apache Tribe Agreement
     
No. 6417-203, In re the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Little Colorado River System and Source
 
No. 6417-300, In re the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Little Colorado River System and Source
 
No. 6417-400, In re the General Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in the Little Colorado River System and Source
     


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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Clerk of the Superior Court for Maricopa County - The Honorable Jeff Fine
Clerk of the Superior Court for Apache County - The Honorable Annell Hounshell
Office of the Special Master, Arizona General Stream Adjudication - Special Master Susan Harris
Arizona General Stream Adjudication Bulletin
Arizona Department of Water Resources

 
   
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