NOTICE is hereby given that on January 27, 2021, S & S Farm, LLC, c/o Juanita C. Altobello, 206 Edeal Rd., Los Lunas, NM 87031; Meadow Village Partners, LLC, c/o Reed Slingerland, 2480 E. Glen Canyon Rd., Green Valley, AZ 85614; Craig Terrace Partners, LLC, c/o Reed Slingerland, 2480 E. Glen Canyon Rd., Green Valley, AZ 85614; Intermountain Mule Deer, LLC, c/o Michael L. LeWarne, 2480 E. Glen Canyon Rd., Green Valley, AZ 85614, filed with the STATE ENGINEER Application No. SD-09951-A into RG-97542 for Permit to Change Point of Diversion and Place and Purpose of Use from Surface Water to Groundwater within the Rio Grande Underground Basin of the State of New Mexico.

Sandoval and Valencia Counties are the Counties 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 and the Albuquerque Journal.

The applicants propose to discontinue the diversion and use of a farm delivery requirement (FDR) of 1.1466 acre-feet per annum of surface water, inclusive of a consumptive irrigation requirement (CIR) of 0.80262 acre-feet per annum, from the Otero Lateral, with a point of diversion on the Rio Grande at the Isleta Diversion Dam (SP-1690-3), on land owned by Isleta Pueblo, at a point where X = 346,037 meters and Y = 3,863,880 meters intersect, UTM Zone 13N, NAD 1983, for the irrigation of 0.3822 acres of land owned by S&S Farm, LLC. The move-from land is described as the North Part of Tract 6A5A of MRGCD Map 79, within Section 3, Township 6 North, Range 2 East, NMPM. This move-from land is generally located 0.54 mile west of the intersection of NM State Road 263 and NM State Road 47, Los Lunas, Valencia County, New Mexico.

The applicants further propose to transfer the above-described water right to well RG-97542, located at a point where X = 360,032 meters and Y = 3,907,988 meters intersect, UTM Zone 13N, NAD 1983, for domestic use specifically described as KOA campground, mobile home park & related uses within 9.07 acres, described as Tract 32N (8.70 acres) on MRGCD Maps 10 & 11, within Sections 32 & 5, Township 13 & 12 North, Range 4 East, NMPM, and Tract 1A5 (0.37 acre) on MRGCD Map 11, within Section 5, Township 12 North, Range 4 East, NMPM. The move-to land and move-to well are on land owned by Meadow Village Partners, LLC; Craig Terrace Partners, LLC; and Intermountain Mule Deer, LLC. This move-to land is generally located 0.66 mile southwest of the intersection of Highway 550 and Interstate 25, Bernalillo, Sandoval County, New Mexico.

To view the application and supporting documentation contact the State Engineer District Office to arrange a date and time for an appointment located at the District 1 Office, 5550 San Antonio Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.

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) Impairment; if impairment, 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, Insert District Mailing Address here, on or before April 23, 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
February 25, 2021 &
March 4 & 11, 2021.

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