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Hualapai Tribe Chairman Damon Clarke said a bill allocating water is necessary for his tribe’s welfare – but it will also benefit the state through greater tourism. Photo/Jessica Suerth/Cronkite News

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Hualapai say proposed water deal could benefit tourism in the state

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Hualapai Tribe told a Senate committee Wednesday that a proposed 70-mile, $173 million water project would lay the groundwork for expansion of Grand Canyon West and increased tourism in the state.