NOTICE is hereby given that on September 27, 2021, Anthony & Alice Trujillo, PO Box 409, Peralta, NM 87042, and Armand J. Giannini, 501 Tascosa NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, filed with the STATE ENGINEER Application No. SD-09580 into RG-99994 for Permit to Change Purpose and Place of Use and Point of Diversion of Surface Water of the Rio Grande Stream System into a Groundwater Point of Diversion within the State of New Mexico.
Socorro 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 El Defensor Chieftain and the Valencia County News-Bulletin.
Under this application, the applicants propose to discontinue the farm delivery requirement of 3.51 acre-feet per annum (AFA), inclusive of a consumptive irrigation requirement of 2.45 AFA from the Peralta Ditch with a Point of Diversion (POD), SP-1690-3, located in the NE1/4 NE1/4 SW1/4 of Section 24, Township 8 North, Range 2 East, NMPM, at the Isleta Diversion Works, 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 1.17 acres of land described as Tract 19A3, of MRGCD Map 67, located within Section 14, Township 7 North, Range 2 East, NMPM, Valencia County, New Mexico. The above-described move-from tracts are owned by Anthony and Alice Trujillo and are located at 30 Camino Manzana, Peralta, Valencia County, New Mexico.
The applicants further propose to move the above described consumptive irrigation requirement of 2.45 AFA, to a proposed groundwater POD in Section 25, Township 3 North, Range 1 East, NMPM, to be located at a point where Latitude=34.451527, Longitude=-106.791513, Decimal Degrees (WGS84), within 21.44 acres of land, owned by Anthony and Alice Trujillo and Armand J. Giannini via a real estate contract, described as Tract D2, Lands of Kevin and Jennifer Sweazea, MRGCD Map 127, located in Section 25, Township 3 North, Range 1 East, NMPM, for the commercial irrigation of organic crops, possibly cannabis. The above-described move-to tract is located just north of Zia Road, approximately 0.8 miles west of NM Highway 304, Socorro County, New Mexico.
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) 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 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 Monday, January 10, 2022. 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
October 28, November 4, 11, 2021
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