File No.: RG-226 POD3
Gordon Herkenhoff
County: Socorro

NOTICE is hereby given that on March 19, 2021 Gordon Herkenhoff, 84 San Acacia Road, San Acacia, New Mexico 87831 filed Application No. RG-226 POD3 for a Permit to Change Groundwater Point of Diversion with the STATE ENGINEER in the Rio Grande Underground Water Basin in the State of New Mexico.

Socorro 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 El Defensor Chieftain.

The applicant proposes to discontinue the use of permitted well RG-226 POD1, which is failing, located at a point where Latitude is 34° 15′ 25.47″ North and Longitude is 106° 53′ 40″ West, and commence the use of proposed replacement well RG-226 POD3, approved on April 6, 2021, under Emergency Authorization Section 72-12-22, NMSA, to be drilled to a depth of approximately 200 feet, with a 16-inch casing, within 100 feet of existing well RG-226 POD1, for the continued irrigation of 180 acres of land described as Tracts 21-B-1-A, 21-B-1-B, part of 21-B-2-A-2, 21-e, 21B-2-B, part of 21-B-2-A-1, 18-a, & 21-d, MRGCD Map 146, and Tracts 5-a, part of 2, & 5-b, MRGCD Map 147. The move-from and move-to wells and place of use are all on land owned by the applicant and generally located approximately 0.8 miles northeast of the intersection of Alamillo Rd and Interstate 25 in San Acacia, Socorro County, New Mexico.

Replacement well RG-226 POD3 will be supplemental to well RG-226 POD2 (RG-226-S), and supplemental to surface water rights under SD-04892 at all times, for the combined diversion of 540 acre-feet per annum (AFA) from all sources. No new appropriation of water above the applicants’ right to divert up to 540 acre-feet per annum under Permit RG-226-S-Enlgd. is requested by this Application, and the applicant seeks to continue to divert groundwater for irrigation purposes.

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 Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-4127.

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 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, 5550 San Antonio Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-4127, by September 3, 2021. 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 El Defensor Chieftain on July 22 & 29, 2021 and August 5, 2021