NOTICE is hereby given that on December 28, 2020, Katherine S. Molina, 2846-B State Highway 47, Los Lunas, NM 87031, and co-applicants Helping Management Excel, LLC a NM limited liability company, c/o Mark Olmstead, P.O. Box 616, Los Lunas, NM 87031 filed Application No. SD-09966 with the STATE ENGINEER for Permit to Change Place of Use of Surface water within the Rio Grande Basin of the State of New Mexico.
Valencia County is the only county affected by the diversion and in which the water has been or will be put to beneficial use. This notice is ordered to be published in the Valencia County News Bulletin.
The applicants propose to discontinue the farm delivery requirement of 7.08 acre-feet of surface water per annum (AFA), inclusive of a consumptive irrigation requirement of 4.956 AFA from the Tome Acequia with a point of diversion on the Rio Grande at the Isleta Diversion Dam located at a point where X=346,037 meters, Y=3,863,880 meters, UTM Zone 13N, NAD83, on land owned by the Pueblo of Isleta, for the irrigation of 2.36 acres of land owned by Katherine S. Molina, described as the East Part of Tract 2A2 Land of Division Plat of Parcel 2A, Lands of Fred Landavazo, MRGCD Map 88, and further described as being located within Section 21, Township 6 North, Range 2 East, NMPM. The move-from land is generally located on the east side of I-25, on NM-47, 0.7 miles east of the intersection between El Cerro Loop and NM-263 E, Valencia County, New Mexico.
The applicants further propose to commence the diversion of the above-described water right from the Valencia Acequia with a point of diversion on the Rio Grande at the Isleta Diversion Dam described above, for the irrigation of 2.36 acres of land owned by Helping Management Excel, LLC, described as Part of Tract 5A2 and Part of Tract 5B1C, MRGCD Map 72, and further described as being located within Section 26, Township 7 North, Range 2 East, NMPM. The move-to lands are generally located east of NM-47 approximately 0.42 mile southeast of the intersection of Main Street E and Vaisa Road, Valencia County, New Mexico.
To view the application and supporting documentation contact the Office of the State Engineer District I Office to arrange a date and time for an appointment at 5550 San Antonio Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-4127.
Any person, firm or corporation or other entity having standing to file objections or protests shall do so in writing (objection must be legible, signed, and include the writer’s complete name, phone number, email address, and mailing address). The objection to the approval of the application must be based on: (1) Detriment; if detriment, you must specifically identify your water rights; and/or (2) Public Welfare/Conservation of Water; if public welfare or conservation of water within the state of New Mexico, you must show how you will be substantially and specifically affected. The written protest must be filed, in triplicate, with the State Engineer, 5550 San Antonio Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, by March 19, 2021. Facsimiles (faxes) will be accepted as a valid protest if the hard copy is hand-delivered or mailed and postmarked within 24-hours of the facsimile. Mailing postmark will be used to validate the 24-hour period. Protests can be faxed to the Office of the State Engineer, 505-383-4030. If no valid protest or objection is filed, the State Engineer will evaluate the application in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 72 NMSA 1978.
Published in the Valencia County News-Bulletin on
January 14, 21 & 28, 2021
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