Arizona Navigable Stream Adjudication Commission

NOTE:  The following reflects the status of all ANSAC cases and is current as of the date given below.  Please report errors or suggestions to streams@mindspring.com and reference the website:  azstreambeds.com.

(This website was most recently updated March 12, 2009)

(A)   Future  Planned ANSAC Hearing Dates.

Bold in left column indicates major watercourse. 

Watercourse

Hearing Date

Hearing Location

All Watercourse Navigability Evidentiary Hearings have been completed as of January 18, 2006, with the completion of the hearing regarding the Verde River.  No future hearings are currently planned, pending appeals and court decisions.

 None Scheduled

None Scheduled

(B)   ANSAC hearings held.  

Bold in left column indicates major watercourse.  Post Hearing Opening Legal Memorandums are due 30 days following completion of each hearing and the close of receipt of evidence, and Response Memorandums to the Opening Memorandums are due 20 days following the end date for Opening Memorandums.  Both of these times are subject to the Commission granting extensions of filing times.

Watercourse

Hearing Date

Hearing Location

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Yuma County 02-001-NAV

September 23, 2002

Yuma, Arizona

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Mohave County 02-002-NAV

December 9, 2002

Kingman, Arizona

All Small & Minor Watercourses in La Paz County 02-003-NAV

December 10, 2002

Parker, Arizona

Santa Cruz River (Santa Cruz County)  03-002-NAV 1st of 3 Counties

March 11, 2003

Nogales, Arizona

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Santa Cruz County 03-001-NAV

March 11, 2003

Nogales, Arizona

San Pedro River (Cochise County)  03-004-NAV 1st of 3 Counties

March 12, 2003

Bisbee, Arizona

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Cochise County 03-003-NAV

March 12, 2003

Bisbee, Arizona

Lower Salt River 03-005-NAV (Granite Reef Dam to the confluence with the Gila River)

April 7 & 8, 2003

Phoenix, Arizona

Gila River (Graham County)  03-007-NAV 1st of 6 Counties

October 14, 2003

Safford, Arizona

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Graham County 03-006-NAV

October 14, 2003

Safford, Arizona

Gila River (Greenlee County) 03-007-NAV 2nd of 6 Counties (was 03-009)

October 15, 2003

Clifton, Arizona

Blue River (Greenlee County) 03-011-NAV

October 15, 2003

Clifton, Arizona

San Francisco River (Greenlee County) 03-010-NAV

October 15, 2003

Clifton, Arizona

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Greenlee County 03-008-NAV

October 15, 2003

Clifton, Arizona

Santa Cruz River (Pima County) 03-002-NAV 2nd of 3 Counties (was 04-001)

January 22, 2004

Tucson, Arizona

San Pedro River (Pima County) 03-004-NAV 2nd of 3 Counties (was 04-002)

January 22, 2004

Tucson, Arizona

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Pima County 04-003-NAV

January 22, 2004

Tucson, Arizona

Santa Cruz River (Pinal County) 3d of 3 Counties 03-002-NAV (was 04-004)

March 9, 2004

Florence, Arizona

San Pedro River (Pinal County) 03-004-NAV 3d of 3 Counties (was04-005)

March 9, 2004

Florence, Arizona

Gila River (Pinal County) 03-007-NAV 3d of 6 Counties (was 04-006)

March 9, 2004

Florence, Arizona

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Pinal County 04-007-NAV

March 9, 2004

Florence, Arizona

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Gila County 04-010-NAV

November 15, 2004-Cont.

Globe, Arizona

Gila River in Gila County, 03-007-NAV 4th of 6 Counties

November 15, 2004

Globe, Arizona

Upper Salt River in Gila County, 04-008-NAV 1st of 2 Counties

November 15, 2004

Globe, Arizona

Gila River in Yuma County,  03-007-NAV 5th of 6 Counties

January 24, 2005

Yuma, Arizona

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Yavapai County 05-001-NAV

March 29, 2005

Prescott, Arizona

Agua Fria River (Yavapai County) 05-002-NAV 1st of 2 Counties

March 29, 2005

Prescott, Arizona

Hassyampa River (Yavapai County) 05-004-NAV 1st of 2 Counties

March 29, 2005

Prescott, Arizona

Burro Creek (Yavapai County) 05-003-NAV 1st of 2 Counties

March 29, 2005

Prescott, Arizona

Santa Maria River (Yavapai County) 05-005-NAV 1st of 3 Counties

March 29, 2005

Prescott, Arizona

Verde River (Yavapai County) 04-009-NAV 1st of 2 Counties

March 29, 2005

Prescott, Arizona

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Navajo County 05-006-NAV

April 25, 2005

Holbrook, Arizona

Little Colorado River (Navajo County) 05-007-NAV 1st of 3 Counties

April 25, 2005

Holbrook, Arizona

Puerco River (Navajo County) 05-008-NAV 1st of 2 Counties

April 25, 2005

Holbrook, Arizona

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Apache County 05-009-NAV

April 26, 2005

St. Johns, Arizona

Little Colorado River (Apache County) 05-007-NAV 2nd of 3 Counties

April 26, 2005

St. Johns, Arizona

Puerco River (Apache County) 05-008-NAV Last of 2 Counties

April 26, 2005

St. Johns, Arizona

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Coconino County 05-010-NAV

July 14, 2005

Flagstaff, Arizona

Little Colorado River (Coconino County) 05-007-NAV Last of 3 Counties

July 14, 2005

Flagstaff, Arizona

Big Sandy (Mohave County) 05-011-NAV Only County

August 8, 2005

Kingman, Arizona

Bill Williams (Mohave County) 05-012-NAV 1st of 2 Counties

August 8, 2005

Kingman, Arizona

Burro Creek (Mohave County) 05-003-NAV Last  of 2 Counties

August 8, 2005

Kingman, Arizona

Santa Maria River (Mohave County) 05-005-NAV 2nd of 3 Counties

August 8, 2005

Kingman, Arizona

Virgin River (Mohave County) 05-013-NAV Only County

August 8, 2005

Kingman, Arizona

Bill Williams (La Paz County) 05-012-NAV Last of 2 Counties

August 9, 2005

Parker, Arizona

Santa Marie River (La Paz County) 05-005-NAV Last of 3 Counties

August 9, 2005

Parker, Arizona

Agua Fria River (Maricopa County) 05-002-NAV Last of 2 Counties

September 21, 2005

Phoenix, Arizona

Hassayampa River (Maricopa County) 05-004-NAV Last of 2 Counties

September 21, 2005

Phoenix, Arizona

Upper Salt River (Maricopa County) 04-008-NAV Last of 2 Counties

October 20, 2005

Phoenix, Arizona

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Gila County (Completion of Hearing from 11/15/04)

October 20, 2005

Phoenix, Arizona

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Maricopa County 05-014-NAV

November 16, 2005

Phoenix, Arizona

Gila River (Maricopa County) 03-007-NAV Last of 6 Counties

November 16 & 17, 2005

Phoenix, Arizona

Verde River (Maricopa County) 04-009-NAV Last of 2 Counties

Nov 16, and Nov 17, 2005 and  concluded on January 18, 2006

Phoenix, Arizona

(C)   ANSAC Navigability Determinations and Dates, and Report Issue Dates.  

Bold in left column indicates major watercourse.  Reports Pending is repeated in Section F and approximately nine months of appeal time during which a party may file a motion for Judicial Review begins on the Report Issue Date listed below.

Watercourse

Determination & Date

Report Issue Date

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Yuma County 02-001-NAV

Non-Navigable, 12/09/02

February 20, 2003

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Mohave County 02-002-NAV

Non-Navigable, 03/12/03

 September 23, 2003

All Small & Minor Watercourses in La Paz County 02-003-NAV

Non-Navigable, 03/12/03

 September 23, 2003

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Santa Cruz County 03-001-NAV

Non-Navigable, 09/23/03

December 16, 2003

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Cochise County 03-003-NAV

Non-Navigable, 09/23/03

December 16, 2003

All Small & Minor Watercourse in Graham County 03-006-NAV

Non-Navigable, 01/27/04

June 28, 2004

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Greenlee County 03-008-NAV

Non-Navigable, 01/27/04

June 28, 2004

San Francisco River 03-010-NAV

Non-Navigable, 01/27/04

June 28, 2004

Blue River 03-011-NAV

Non-Navigable, 01/27/04

June 28, 2004

Lower Salt River 03-005-NAV (Presently On Appeal-AZ Court of Appeals)

Non-Navigable, 01/27/04

September 21, 2005

San Pedro River 03-004-NAV (Presently On Appeal-Pima Cy Superior Court)

Non-Navigable, 09/16/04

October 18, 2006

Santa Cruz River 03-002-NAV (Presently On Appeal-Pima Cy Superior Court)

Non-Navigable, 09/16/04

October 18, 2006

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Pima County 04-003-NAV

Non-Navigable, 09/16/04

November 17, 2005

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Pinal County 04-007-NAV

Non-Navigable, 09/16/04

September 21, 2005

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Yavapai County 05-001-NAV

Non-Navigable, 07/14/05

Report pending since 07/14/05

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Navajo County 05-006-NAV

Non-Navigable, 07/14/05

Report pending since 07/14/05

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Apache County 05-009-NAV

Non-Navigable, 07/14/05

Report pending since 07/14/05

Puerco River 05-008-NAV

Non-Navigable, 07/14/05

Report pending since 07/14/05

Little Colorado River 05-007-NAV

Non-Navigable, 10/20/05

Report pending since 10/20/05

Big Sandy 05-011-NAV

Non-Navigable, 10/20/05

Report pending since 10/20/05

Bill Williams 05-012-NAV

Non-Navigable, 10/20/05

Report pending since 10/20/05

Burro Creek 05-003-NAV

Non-Navigable, 10/20/05

Report pending since 10/20/05

Santa Maria River 05-005-NAV

Non-Navigable, 10/20/05

Report pending since 10/20/05

Virgin River 05-013-NAV

Non-Navigable, 10/20/05

January 27, 2009

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Coconino County 05-010-NAV

Non-Navigable, 11/17/05

Report pending since 11/17/05

Agua Fria River 05-002-NAV

Non-Navigable, 4/11/06

Report pending since 4/11/06

Hassayampa River 05-004-NAV

Non-Navigable, 4/11/06

Report pending since 4/11/06

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Maricopa County 05-014-NAV

Non-Navigable, 4/11/06

October 18, 2006

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Gila County 04-010-NAV

Non-Navigable, 5/24/06

April 11, 2007

Gila River 03-007-NAV

Non-Navigable, 5/24/06

January 27, 2009

Upper Salt River 04-008-NAV  (Presently On Appeal-Maricopa Cy Superior Court)

Non-Navigable, 5/24/06

December 13, 2007

Verde River 04-009-NAV (Presently On Appeal-Maricopa Cy Superior Court)

Non-Navigable, 5/24/06

March 24, 2008

(D)    ANSAC hearings awaiting post hearing legal memorandums.  

Watercourses for which the evidentiary navigability hearings have been completed, all testimony has been heard and all physical evidence has been received, but the times are still pending for receiving post hearing legal memorandums. 

Watercourse

Hearing Date

Hearing Location

None-All Post Hearing Legal Memorandum Due Dates Have Expired.

N/A

N/A

(E)   ANSAC hearings that are at issue and awaiting navigability determinations. 

All testimony has been heard, all physical evidence has been received, all post hearing opening and response memorandums have been received and the times have expired for receiving additional legal briefs.  The evidence and legal memorandums are being reviewed by the Commissioners and a vote to determine navigability will be held in the future.      

Watercourse

Hearing Date

Hearing Location

None-All Navigability Determinations have been Made.

N/A

N/A

(F)   ANSAC reports pending and not yet completed and adopted by Commission.  

Bold in left column indicates major watercourse.  Once a report is completed and adopted by the Commission, approximately nine months of time begins during which an appeal can be filed in Superior Court in the appropriate county.  The navigability determination date, which is the date the report is ratified or adopted by the Commission, is also the beginning date for appeal time.  

Watercourse

Determination & Date

Report Issue Date

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Yavapai County 05-001-NAV

Non-Navigable, 07/14/05

Report pending since 07/14/05

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Navajo County 05-006-NAV

Non-Navigable, 07/14/05

Report pending since 07/14/05

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Apache County 05-009-NAV

Non-Navigable, 07/14/05

Report pending since 07/14/05

Puerco River 05-008-NAV

Non-Navigable, 07/14/05

Report pending since 07/14/05

Little Colorado River 05-007-NAV

Non-Navigable, 10/20/05

Report pending since 10/20/05

Big Sandy 05-011-NAV

Non-Navigable, 10/20/05

Report pending since 10/20/05

Bill Williams 05-012-NAV

Non-Navigable, 10/20/05

Report pending since 10/20/05

Burro Creek 05-003-NAV

Non-Navigable, 10/20/05

Report pending since 10/20/05

Santa Maria River 05-005-NAV

Non-Navigable, 10/20/05

Report pending since 10/20/05

All Small & Minor Watercourses in Coconino County 05-010-NAV

Non-Navigable, 11/17/05

Report pending since 11/17/05

Agua Fria River 05-002-NAV

Non-Navigable, 4/11/06

Report pending since 04/11/06

Hassayampa River 05-004-NAV

Non-Navigable, 4/11/06

Report pending since 04/11/06

(G)    Final Reports that have been ratified or adopted by the Commission and for which nine (9) months of appeal time is currently running.  Below final dates are not exact and are approximations rounded to 9 months based on Report Ratification Dates.

Watercourse

Date Report Adopted by Commission

Approximate Final Date for Appeal to be Filed

Gila River 03-007-NAV

January 27, 2009

October 27, 2009

Virgin River 05-013-NAV

January 27, 2009

October 27, 2009

(H)    Notices of Intent to Appeal.

Watercourse

By

Notice Received by ANSAC

Lower Salt River 03-005-NAV

State Land Department

March 24, 2006

San Pedro River 03-004-NAV

Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest

July 23, 2007

Santa Cruz River 03-002-NAV

Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest

July 23, 2007

Upper Salt River 04-008-NAV

State Land Department

June 10, 2008

Verde River 04-009-NAV

State Land Department

September 19, 2008

(I)    Appeals/Judicial Reviews Filed in State Superior Court.

Watercourse

By

Date Filed

Court/Division

Date Completed

Results

Lower Salt River 03-005-NAV

SLD/Attorney General

June 30, 2006

Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Carey Snyder Hyatt, LC2006-000413-001DT

Judgment

August 7, 2007

ANSAC's Determination of September 21, 2005 was affirmed.

San Pedro River 03-004-NAV

Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest

July 18, 2007

Pima County Superior Court, Judge Deborah Bernini, C20073884

   

Santa Cruz River 03-002-NAV

Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest

July 18, 2007

Pima County Superior Court, Judge Deborah Bernini,C20073885

   

Upper Salt River 04-008-NAV

SLD/Attorney General

September 18, 2008

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Margaret H. Downie, LC2008-000602-001DT

   
Verde River 04-009-NAV SLD/Attorney General December 19, 2008

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Robert Houser, LC2008-000860

   

(J)    Appeals/Judicial Reviews Completed in State Superior Court and filed in the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Watercourse

By

Date Filed

Date Completed

Results

Lower Salt River 03-005-NAV

ACLPI, SLD/Attorney General

August 29, 2007    

(K)   Recording is the final procedure. 

 By this Final Stage all watercourse navigability hearings have been completed, and either appeal times have run and no appeals/requests for judicial review have been filed in Superior Court, or appeals have been concluded and ANSAC's Final Report has been recorded in the appropriate County or Counties. 

Watercourse

County & Recording Date

Recording Location

La Paz County Small & Minor Watercourses

La Paz County, May 6, 2004

Official Records of La Paz County

Yuma County Small & Minor Watercourses

Yuma, May 7, 2004

Official Records of Yuma County

Mohave County Small & Minor Watercourses

Mohave,  May 7, 2004

Official Records of Mohave County

Santa Cruz County Small & Minor Watercourses Santa Cruz, Nov. 8, 2004 Official Records of Santa Cruz County

Cochise County Small & Minor Watercourses

Cochise, Nov. 16, 2004

Official Records of Cochise County

Graham County Small & Minor Watercourses

Graham, Jan. 13, 2005

Official Records of Graham County

Greenlee County Small & Minor Watercourses

Greenlee, Jan. 13, 2005

Official Records of Greenlee County
San Francisco River Greenlee, Jan 13, 2005 Official Records of Greenlee County
Blue River Greenlee, Jan 13, 2005 Official Records of Greenlee County
Pinal County Small & Minor Watercourses Pinal, Oct 26, 2007 Official Records of Pinal County
Pima County Small & Minor Watercourses Pima, November 5, 2007 Official Records of Pima County
Maricopa County Small & Minor Watercourses Maricopa, November 14, 2007 Official Records of Maricopa County
Gila County Small & Minor Watercourses Gila, February 14, 2008 Official Records of Gila County

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