NOTICE is hereby given that on March 11, 2022, The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD), PO Box 581, Albuquerque, NM 87103-0581, filed with the STATE ENGINEER Application No. SP-1690-2-T for Permit to Temporarily Change the Point of Diversion of Surface Water of the Rio Grande within the State of New Mexico.
Sandoval and Bernalillo County 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 Albuquerque Journal.
The applicant proposes to temporarily (until December 31, 2025) discontinue the diversion of up to 8,000 acre-feet per annum of surface water from the Angostura Diversion Dam (SP-1690-2), on land owned by the MRGCD, at a point where X = 363,856 and Y = 3,916,198 meters, UTM Zone 13N NAD 83, Sandoval County, and to temporarily begin the diversion of surface water from the Rio Grande at a point where X = 1,536,450 feet and Y = 1,557,709 feet, New Mexico State Plane, Central Zone, NAD 83, Sandoval County, for the continued irrigation of the portion of the MRGCD service area served by the Corrales Main Canal on the west side of the Rio Grande on MRGCD Maps 13 through 26, within Sandoval and Bernalillo counties. The Corrales Siphon, the infrastructure that conveys surface water in the Corrales Main Canal from the east side of the Rio Grande to the west side of the Rio Grande is in need of repair or replacement.
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) 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 Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, on or before June 24, 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.
Journal: April 27, May 4, 11, 2022