Pechanga tribe praises bill to ratify resolution of decades old dispute with local water agencies


Last updated 12/14/2009 at Noon

TEMECULA - The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians today praised a bill that would ratify the resolution of a dispute among the tribe and local water agencies that has gone on since the 1950s.

The band and the Rancho California and Eastern Municipal water districts have been fighting for years over the water allotted to the reservation.

Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, introduced HR 4285 Friday to ratify an agreement among the agencies.

\"Generations of Pechanga leaders have struggled to secure access to this most important resource,'' said Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro...

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