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NOTICE is hereby given that on December 30, 2019, Joe and Julie Samora, P.O Box 70002, Albuquerque, NM 87197, filed with the STATE ENGINEER Application No. RG-15961-A POD2, for Permit for an Additional Groundwater Point of Diversion within the Rio Grande Underground Water Basin of the State of New Mexico. Bernalillo 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 Albuquerque Journal. The applicants propose to drill and commence use of an additional groundwater point of diversion (RG-15961-A POD2), completed with an outside diameter casing of 8 inches, to an approximate depth of 50 feet, located within Tract A-3, within Section 17, Township 11 North, Range 3 East, NMPM, within the Town of Alameda Grant, at a point described as approximately where 35 11' 11.94? North Latitude and 106 38' 34.58? West Longitude intersect, WGS84, on land owned by Joe and Julie Samora, for the continued permitted diversion of 3.15 acre-feet per annum inclusive of a Consumptive Use amount of 2.205 acre-feet per annum, for the irrigation of 1.05 acres, owned by Joe and Julie Samora, being Tract A-3 (part of former Tract 13-a-2), on MRGCD Map No. 25, within Section 17, Township 11 North, Range 3 East, NMPM. Said land is part of the original place of use permitted under Permit RG-15961, approved by the State Engineer on September 4, 1968, for the irrigation of a total of 3.0 acres of land being Part of the East 1/3 of Tract 13a-1 and Part of Tract 13-a-2, within Section 17, Township 11 North, Range 3 East, NMPM, and to supplement water supplied through the works of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD), with a total combined diversion of water not to exceed 3.0 acre-feet per acre per annum. Permitted Well RG-15961 was completed January 1972, within Tract 13-a-1 (now Tract A-1 per April 1987 subdivision and replat), located where 35 11' 14.49? North Latitude and 106 38' 36.84? West Longitude intersect, WGS84, on land owned by Donald Duke, on MRGCD Map No. 25, within Section 17, Township 11 North, Range 3 East, NMPM. The applicant's state an additional groundwater point of diversion (RG-15961-A POD2) is needed because the original permitted well RG-15961 is located on another tract (owned by Donald Duke) and is inaccessible. The applicants' 1.05 acres of land is presently irrigated, and will continue to be, by the works at the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District from the Rio Grande via the Albuquerque Main Canal. Said proposed well will supplement water supplied through the works of the MRGCD. No new appropriations are requested under this application. The general location of the proposed well and the place of use is within Tract A-3, said tract is located on the south side of Duke Lane NW, at the intersection of Rio Grande Blvd. NW and Duke Lane NW, within the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, Bernalillo 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. The District 1 Office is located at 5550 San Antonio Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Any person, firm or corporation or other entity having 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). 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 must show how you will be substantially and specifically affected. The written protest must be filed, in triplicate, with the State Engineer, District 1 Office, 5550 San Antonio Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, by April 10, 2020. 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, District 1 Office, (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: February 6, 13, 20, 2020 Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Thu February 13, 2020