NOTICE is hereby given that on December 10, 2021 and amended February 17, 2022, co-applicants Charles & Sherrie Gravlee, 1700 La Mancha Lane, Bosque Farms, NM 87068 and The Village of Bosque Farms, P.O. Box 660 Peralta, NM 87042, filed with the STATE ENGINEER Application No. (RG-47108 and RG-47108-S)-T for permit to temporarily Change Point of Diversion, Place and Purpose of Use of 1.0 acre-foot per annum of consumptive use water rights from the following described groundwater well within the Rio Grande Basin of the State of New Mexico, for a period of four (4) years under Water Use Lease Act, NMSA 1978 72-6-1 through 72-6-7.
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 co-applicants propose to discontinue the diversion of 1.0 acre-foot per annum (afa) of consumptive use of groundwater from wells RG-47108 and RG-47108-S, with a point of diversion for RG-47108 located at a point where Latitude = 34º 51′ 52.4″ North, Longitude = 106º 42′ 15.2″ West, and RG-47108-S located at a point where Latitude = 34º 50′ 41.8″ North, Longitude = 106º 41′ 30.5″ West, on land owned by the Village of Bosque Farms, for municipal purposes within the service area of the Village of Bosque Farms, located within Bosque Farms, Valencia County, New Mexico.
The co-applicants further propose to commence the diversion of 1.0 afa of consumptive use of groundwater associated with the above described right to existing domestic well, RG-56496, at a depth of 17 feet and a well casing size of 2 in, located at a point where Latitude = 34º 50′ 58.05″ North, Longitude = 106º 42′ 25.84″ West, on 0.476 acres of land owned by Charles & Sherrie Gravlee, described as Lot #13 of La Mancha Estates on MRGCD Map 64, for the purpose of commercial, indoor and outdoor greenhouse drip irrigation. The above described move-to tracts are also described as 1700 La Mancha Lane, Bosque Farms, New Mexico, 87068.
Application is made for a permit that, if granted, would expire on December 31, 2025. Upon termination or expiration of the desired permit, the subject water right will automatically revert to the move-from place and purpose of use pursuant to the applicable provisions in that permit.
To view the application and supporting documentation contact the State Engineer District Office to arrange a date and time for an appointment located 5550 San Antonio Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-4127.
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 87109-4127, on or before April 29, 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. A copy of the written protest filed with the State Engineer must also be sent to the applicant by certified mail. 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: February 24, March 3, 10, 2022
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