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High court rejects tribe's lawsuit claim

The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected the Pyramid Paiute tribe's attempt to block the state's issuance of water rights to the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Park complex.

The tribe filed suit after TRI Water and Sewer and Tahoe Reno Commercial Center applied for and were granted groundwater from the Tracy Segment Hydrographic Basin by Nevada's state water engineer.

The lawsuit claimed those water rights would conflict with the tribe's Truckee River water rights that supply Pyramid Lake because the Truckee River and Tracy basins are linked underground. Pyramid Paiute lawyers argued the state engineer didn't consider whether granting new water rights within …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 31, 2013 03:38AM Published Jan 31, 2013 03:37AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.