U S v. STATE OF UTAH
283 U.S. 801 (1931)

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U S v. STATE OF UTAH, 283 U.S. 801 (1931)

283 U.S. 801

UNITED STATES of America, Complaint,
v.
STATE OF UTAH.
No. 14
Original.

Supreme Court of the United States

May 18, 1931

The Attorney General, for the United States.

Messrs. Waldemarr Van Cott and P. T. Farnsworth, Jr., both of Salt Lake City, Utah, for defendant.

Decree.

This cause came on to be heard by this Court, upon the exceptions of the parties hereto, to the report of the special master.

Now, therefore, for the purpose of carrying into effect the conclusions of the Court, as stated in its opinion, 283 U.S. 64, 51 S. Ct. 438, dated April 13, 1931, it is ordered, adjudged, and decreed that:

1. The bill of complaint, is so far as it relates to the Green river, is dismissed. The Green river, from a point

Page 283 U.S. 801, 802

where the river crosses the township line between townships 23 and 24 south, range 17 east, Salt Lake Base and Meridian, to the confluence of the Grand (Colorado) river, is now and at all times on and after January 4, 1896, has been, a navigable river, and the title to the bed thereof vested in the State of Utah upon its admission into the Union on January 4, 1896, except so far as the United States of America may theretofore have made grants thereof. The United States of America is forever enjoined from asserting any estate, right, title, or interest in and to said river bed, or any part thereof, adverse to the State of Utah, or its grantees; and from in any manner distrubing or interfering with the possession, use, and enjoyment thereof by the State of Utah, or its grantees.

2. The bill of complaint, in so far as it relates to the Grand ( Colorado) river, is dismissed. The Grand (Colorado) river, from a point located at the mouth of Castle creek to the confluence of the Grand ( Colorado) river with the Green river, is now and at all times on and after January 4, 1896 has been a navigable stream, and title to the bed thereof vested in the State of Utah upon its admission into the Union on January 4, 1896, except so far as the United States of America may theretofore have made grants thereof. The United States of America is forever enjoined from asserting any estate, right, title, or interest in and to said river bed, or any part thereof adverse to the State of Utah or its grantees, and from in any manner disturbing or interfering with the possession, use, and enjoyment thereof by the State of Utah or its grantees.

3. The bill of complaint, so far as it relates to the Colorado river, from the confluence of the Green river and the Grand (Colorado) river to Mile 212.15 above Lees Ferry, Arizona, and from Mile 176 above Lees Ferry, Arizona, to the Utah-Arizona Boundary Line, is dismissed. [283 U.S. 801, 803]


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