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Welcome to the San Luis Rey Indian Water Authority

The San Luis Rey Indian Water Authority, a federally charted government agency, was created by the La Jolla, Pala, Pauma, Rincon and San Pasqual Bands of Mission Indians and ratified in the settlement act.

Operating under public law 100-675, the agency's mission is to ensure that the Indian Bands have a say in the San Luis Rey River Basin's water use and supply.

We encourage you to browse our site to learn more about the San Luis Rey River Basin. In particular, you will find information concerning:

History: Read about the San Luis Rey River's diversion into the Escondido Canal.

Litigation: Learn about the lawsuit brought by the Indian Bands and the settlement.

Water Delivery: Discover why the Indian communities have yet to receive their water.