NOTICE is hereby given that on July 16, 2021, Monique Ostermann, 9636 Allande Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, filed with the STATE ENGINEER Application No. RG-99141 POD2 for Permit for an Additional Point of Diversion of Groundwater within the Rio Grande Underground Basin 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.
Applicant has a lease agreement with the City of Belen to release up to 10 acre-feet per annum (afa) of San Juan/Chama Project (SJCP) water under surface permit SP-2847-M, and to offset the depletions caused to the Rio Grande from the pumping of well RG-99141 POD1, located at a point where X=1,486,564 feet and Y= 1,292,390 feet, NM State Plane, NAD83, NM Central Zone, within SW1/4, SW1/4, SW1/4 of Section 20, Township 4 North, Range 2 East, NMPM.
Applicant proposes to supplement the pumping of the above described well with the use of existing well RG-99141 POD2 located at a point where X=1,486,558 feet and Y= 1,292,390 feet, NM State Plane, NAD83, NM Central Zone, within SW1/4, SW1/4, SW1/4 of Section 20, Township 4 North, Range 2 East, NMPM, for the irrigation of 3.85 acres of land described as Tract 36A2, Lands of Charles Chavez, MRGCD Map 115, Valencia County, New Mexico. The move-to land and wells are located on land owned by Monique Ostermann, Michelle Sundt and Brently Levesque, located at 1596 NM Highway 304, Belen, NM, Valencia County.
No new appropriation is sought under this application.
To view the application and supporting documentation contact the State Engineer District Office to arrange a date and time for an appointment located at 5550 San Antonio Dr. 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 Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, on or before October 1, 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, Insert District fax number here. 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 29, 2021 &
August 5 & 12, 2021.
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