NOTICE is hereby given that on March 1, 2021, Crescent S, LLC, contact Soren Peters, P.O. Box 908 Santa Fe, NM 87504, and Rancho Verde Aventura, LLC, contact Christy Stanley, 900 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505, filed with the STATE ENGINEER Application No. SD-03712-Amended for Permit to Change Place of Use of Surface Water within the Rio Grande Stream System of the State of New Mexico.

Socorro 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 El Defensor Chieftain.

The applicants propose to discontinue the farm delivery requirement of 29.103 acre-feet of surface water per annum (AFA), inclusive of a consumptive irrigation requirement of 20.3721 AFA from the Socorro Main Canal with a point of diversion located in the SW¼ NE¼ NE¼ of Section 1, Township 1 South, Range 1 West, NMPM, at the San Acacia Diversion Works (SP-1690-4) of the MRGCD, located at a point where X=326,225 meters, Y=3,792,219 meters, UTM (NAD83) Zone 13N, on land owned by the MRGCD, for the irrigation of 9.701 acres of land owned by Rancho Verde Aventura, LLC, described as Tracts 12B1B (9.581 acres) and 12B1A2A1A (0.12 acres), on MRGCD Map 151, located within Sections 25 and 26, Township 1 South, Range 1 West, NMPM, Socorro County, New Mexico. The above-described move-from tracts are located approximately 0.3 miles south of the intersection of Bowman Lane and NM State Highway 408 in Polvadera, Socorro County, New Mexico.

The applicants further propose to appropriate the above described farm delivery requirement of 29.103 AFA, from the Lemitar Lateral, with a point of diversion located at the above described San Acacia Diversion Works (SP-1690-4) of the MRGCD, for the irrigation of 9.701 acres of land owned by Crescent S, LLC, described as portion of Tracts 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12A of MRGCD Map 152, located approximately 0.4 miles northwest of Olive Way and Midway Road, Lemitar, Socorro 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 at (505) 383-4000 located at 5550 San Antonio Drive 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 Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, on or before Friday, June 4, 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 Chiefatin on April 8, 15 & 22, 2021

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