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NOTICE is hereby given that on November 6, 2008, the City of Rio Rancho, 3200 Civic Center Circle NE, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144, and Eric A. and Sharon J. Gonzales, P.O. Box 632, Veguita, New Mexico 87062 as co-applicants filed Application No. SD-02787-C-E into RG-6745 et al. with the STATE ENGINEER for Permit to Change Point of Diversion and Place and Purpose of Use from Surface to Ground Water, and companion Application No. (RG-6745 et al. into SD-02787-C-E)-T with the STATE ENGINEER for Permit for Application for Temporary Transfer, all in the Rio Grande Underground Water Basin. These applications will be considered and acted upon by the State Engineer concurrently. Under Application No. SD-02787-C-E into RG-6745 et al. the applicants propose to discontinue the diversion of 5.58 acre-feet of surface water per annum, inclusive of a consumptive use of 3.906 acre-feet per annum, from the San Juan Ditch with a point of diversion on the Rio Grande at the Isleta Diversion Works of the MRGCD, located in the NE1/4 NE1/4 SW1/4 of Section 24, Township 8 North, Range 2 East, NMPM, also located at a point where X=369,686.4 feet and Y=1,421,189 feet, NMCS, Central Zone, Isleta Pueblo Grant, on land owned by Isleta Pueblo and leased to the MRGCD, for the irrigation of 1.86 acres of land owned by Eric A. Gonzales and Sharon J. Gonzales, described as Tract 16, MRGCD Map 123, located in Section 18, Township 3 North, Range 2 East, NMPM. The location of said move-from land is approximately one-half mile west of the intersection of State Route 304 and north of Las Nutrias Road, Socorro County, New Mexico. The applicants further propose to transfer the described 3.906 acre-feet per annum consumptive use water rights to the City of Rio Rancho's vested and permitted wells described under Permit No. RG-6745 et al., consisting of 35 system production wells, all located within the city metropolitan area in Sandoval County, for municipal use within the service area of the City of Rio Rancho municipal water system, Sandoval County, New Mexico. Diversion of water under City of Rio Rancho's Permit No. RG-6745 et al. shall not exceed 24,020.16 acre-feet per annum for domestic, commercial, industrial, housing subdivision, and related purposes within the service area of the City of Rio Rancho municipal water system. No increase in diversion is requested by the transfer of water rights under this application. This application is made for the purpose of complying with Permit No. RG-6745 et al., which requires the City of Rio Rancho to offset the impacts of groundwater pumping on surface flows of the Rio Grande and its tributaries. Under Application No. (RG-6745 et al. into SD-02787-C-E)-T the applicants request that the water rights be retained at their move-from location for a period of ten (10) years upon approval of the transfer by the State Engineer, to include an additional five (5) year term or longer as the parties may agree, subject to approval by the State Engineer, by reason that water rights are not immediately needed for the exercise of Permit No. RG-6745 et al. Any person or other entity shall have standing to file an objection or protest if they object that the granting of the application will: (1) Be detrimental to the objector's water right; or (2) Be contrary to the conservation of water within the state or detrimental to the public welfare of the state, provided that the objector shows how they will be substantially and specifically affected by the granting of the application. A valid objection or protest shall set forth the grounds for asserting standing and shall be legible, signed, and include the complete mailing address of the objector. An objection or protest must be filed with the state engineer not later than 10 calendar days after the date of the last publication of this notice. An objection or protest may be mailed to the Office of the State Engineer, 121 Tijeras, N.E. Ste 2000, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102, or faxed to (505) 764-3892 provided the original is hand-delivered or postmarked within 24 hours after transmission of the fax. The State Engineer will take the application up for consideration in the most appropriate and timely manner practical." Journal: December 19, 26, 2008, January 2, 2009 Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Fri January 02, 2009