A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Secretary Salazar, Montana Governor Schweitzer, Crow Tribe Chairman Black Eagle to Sign Water Rights Compact
WASHINGTON – On Friday, April 27, 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will be joined by Crow Tribe Apsáalooke Nation Chairman Cedric Black Eagle and Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer for the signing of a Crow Tribe-Montana Water Rights Compact. The compact seeks to resolve more than three decades of controversy, ensure safe drinking water for the reservation, and provide for the rehabilitation of the Crow Irrigation Project. The ceremony will take place at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. and members of the media and public may view a live stream of the event at www.doi.gov/live.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer
Crow Tribe Apsáalooke Nation Chairman Cedric Black Eagle
Crow Tribe-Montana Water Rights Compact Signing Ceremony