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Desert Water Districts, Palm Springs Indian Tribe Fight Over Water Rights

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Water agencies in the Palm Springs area are trying to squash a lawsuit that could give a local Indian tribe unprecedented authority over the region's water supply. Earlier this month, a federal court ruled the Agua Caliente tribe has inherent rights to a significant portion of groundwater managed by the Coachella Valley Water District and the Desert Water Agency. More from The California Report's Steven Cuevas.

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