The authors thank our collaborators from Hopi Tribe Department of Natural Resources, without whom this work would not be possible. In particular, we wish to thank Arnold Taylor (retired), Clayton Honeyumptewa, Priscilla Pavatea, Chuck Adams, Rick Nasofoti, and Micah Loma’omvaya. The authors also wish to thank the three anonymous reviewers who provided valuable feedback that improved this manuscript significantly. This work was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Program Office through Grant NA13OAR4310166 from the Regional Integrated Science and Assessment program and Grant NA10OAR4310183 from the Sectoral Applications Research Program.
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Documents we analyzed included the existing tribal drought and integrated resource management plans, tribal drought declarations, tribally developed information about range conditions, and several years of BIA range conditions surveys.
The Hopi tribe receives approximately 80% of their annual budget from coal royalties, bonuses, and water fees paid by the Peabody Company, who run the Kayenta Mine (Hurlbut et al. 2012).