Welcome to the public website for the White Mountain Apache Tribe (WMAT) Rural Water System Project.
The United States Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation)
Lower Colorado Region as lead agency, along with the WMAT, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, and
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as cooperating agencies, intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Pursuant to the WMAT Water Rights Quantification Act (Act), the U.S. Congress authorized and directed Reclamation
to plan, design, and construct the WMAT Rural Water System to divert, store, and distribute water from the North
Fork of the White River for the use and benefit of the WMAT. The project will serve over 15,000 residents living
within the boundaries of the historic Fort Apache Indian Reservation in east-central Arizona.