NOTICE is hereby given that on June 21, 2021, Joe D. Craig, c/o WaterBank, 610 Gold Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 and Zia Dynasty Leasing, Operations, and Analytics, LLC c/o Shawn Caldwell, 24 Las Borregos, Belen, NM 87002, filed with the STATE ENGINEER Application No. SD-09385 into RG-56855 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.
Bernalillo 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 1.35 acre-feet per annum of surface water, inclusive of a consumptive irrigation requirement (CIR) of 0.945 acre-feet per annum, from the Chamisal Acequia, with a point of diversion on the Rio Grande at the Angostura Diversion Dam (SP-1690-2), at a point where X = 366,225 meters and Y = 3,792,219 meters intersect, UTM Zone 13N, NAD 1983, for the irrigation of 0.45 acres of land owned by Joe D. Craig and Pamela J. Craig. The move-from land is described as Part of Tract 57A2 of MRGCD Map 29, within Projected Section 28, Township 11 North, Range 3 East, NMPM. This move-from land is generally located 500 feet southwest of the intersection of Osuna Road and Second Street in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico.
The applicants further propose to transfer the above-described water right to well RG-56855, located at a point where X = 339,905 meters and Y = 3,846,750 meters intersect, UTM Zone 13N, NAD 1983, for domestic, commercial, and irrigation use specifically described as greenhouse use, within 1.13 acres, described as El Dorado Estates, Unit 1, Block A, Lots 3 and 4. The move-to land and move-to well are on land owned by A.E. Sisneros & Rosie B. Sisneros Revocable Living Trust with Real Estate Contract to Zia Dynasty (applicant). This move-to land is generally located at the southwest corner of the intersection of U.S. Highway 85 and Juan P. Sanchez Road, near Los Chavez, Valencia 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, 5550 San Antonio Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, on or before September 17, 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
July 15, 22, & 29, 2021
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