NOTICE is hereby given that on January 25, 2022, applicant Victor M. Rossell-Hernandez, 12 Lucero Rd, Los Lunas, NM 87031, filed Application No. SD-10107-A into RG-A0247 with the STATE ENGINEER for permit to Change Point of Diversion and Purpose of Use from Surface Water to Groundwater in the Middle Rio Grande Water Basin of the State of New Mexico.
Valencia 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 applicant proposes to discontinue the diversion of 4.32 acre-feet per annum (afa) of surface water, inclusive of a consumptive irrigation requirement (cir) of 3.024 afa from the Tome Acequia, with a point of diversion on the Rio Grande at the Isleta Diversion Works of the MRGCD, on land owned by the Pueblo of Isleta, at a point where X=346,037 and Y=3,863,880, meters, UTM Zone 13N, NAD83 in the NE1/4 NE/14 SW1/4, Section 24, Township 8 North, Range 2 East, NMPM, Valencia County, for the irrigation of 1.44 acres of land owned by Victor M. Rossell-Hernandez, described as Tract 18-A (0.05 ac.) and part of Tract 18-B (1.39 ac.) of MRGCD Map 89. The applicant further proposes to transfer the consumptive use portion of said surface water right of 3.024 afa to well no. RG-A0247, located at a point where latitude= 34° 43′ 18.62″ N and longitude= 106° 43′ 56.91″ W (WGS84), located within the above stated Tract 18-B, for commercial and irrigation purposes within the same place of use. The well location and place of use are located on Lucero Rd. approximately 750 ft southwest of the intersection of Jose P. Sanchez Rd. and Hwy. 47 in the Village of Tome, Valencia County.
To view the application and supporting documentation contact the Office of the State Engineer District Office to arrange a date and time for an appointment at (505) 383-4000, 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 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 Office of the State Engineer, 5550 San Antonio Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109, on or before June 17, 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: April 28, May 5, 12, 2022
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