NOTICE is hereby given that on April 30, 2021, Brian Mikelson, 900 E. 4th Street, Winnemucca, NV 89445, and Leonard Salgado, 13517 Witcher Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112, filed with the STATE ENGINEER Application No. SD-09716 into RG-99605 for Permit to Change Point of Diversion and Place of Use of Surface Water to Groundwater within the Rio Grande Stream System of the State of New Mexico.
Valencia County is the 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 5.7 acre-feet of surface water per annum (AFA), inclusive of a consumptive irrigation requirement of 3.99 AFA from the Garcia Ditch with a point of diversion located in the NE1/4 NE1/4 SW1/4 of Section 24, Township 8 North, Range 2 East, NMPM, at the Isleta Diversion Works (SP-1690-3) of the MRGCD, located at a point where X=346,037 meters, Y=3,863,880 meters, UTM (NAD83) Zone 13N, on land owned by the Pueblo of Isleta and leased to MRGCD, for the irrigation of 1.9 acres of land owned by Brian Mikelson, described as part of Tract 41A, Land Division Tract 41, on MRGCD Map 104, located within Section 25, Township 5 North, Range 1 East and Section 30, Township 5 North, Range 2 East, NMPM, Valencia County, New Mexico. The above-described move-from tract is located approximately 0.2 miles northeast of the intersection of NM State Highway 116 S and Torino Road in Belen, Valencia County, New Mexico.
The applicants further propose to appropriate the above described consumptive irrigation requirement of 3.99 AFA, from proposed well RG-99605 located at latitude 34.629683? and longitude -106.779353?, drilled to an approximate depth of 300 feet with up to 8-inch casing, for the irrigation of 1.9 acres of land owned by Brian Mikelson and under lease with option to purchase between Brian Mikelson (landlord) and Leondard Salgado, Ruben Salgado, and Patrick Salgado (tenants), described as part of Tract 40 of MRGCD Map 104, located directly southwest of move-from lands Tract 41A within above described Section 30, and generally described above.
To view the application and supporting documentation contact the State Engineer District 1 Office to arrange a date and time for an appointment at (505) 383-4000 located at 5550 San Antonio Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109.
Any person, firm or corporation or other entity asserting 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). If the protest does not include the complete name, phone number, email address, and mailing address, it may be deemed invalid and not accepted for filing unless Protestant provides with the protest an affidavit stating that it does not have one of the above-listed elements/requirements (phone number, mailing address, email address, etc.). 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 shall be required to provide evidence showing how you will be substantially and specifically affected. The written protest must be filed, in triplicate, with the State Engineer, 5550 San Antonio Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, on or before Friday, July 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
May 20 & 27, 2021 &
June 3, 2021.
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