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Garnett Querta wipes sweat from his head while hauling water on the Hualapai reservation. The water pulled from the ground will be piped to Grand Canyon West. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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State of unease: Colorado basin tribes without water rights
Native American tribes such as the Hualapai have inherent rights to the Colorado River water, but the amount and access hasn’t been fully resolved for decades

Garnett Querta slips on his work gloves as he shifts the big rig he’s driving into park. Within seconds, he unrolls a fire hose and opens a hydrant, sending water flowing into one of the plastic tanks on the truck’s flat bed.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 21, 2022