NOTICE is hereby given that on April 5, 2021, Travis Harris, PO Box 184, San Antonio, NM 87832 and Christopher Lynn & Toni Lynn Boykin, 119 San Acacia Rd, San Acacia, NM 87831 filed Application No. SD-09736-T with the STATE ENGINEER for Permit to Temporarily Change the Place of Use of Surface Water within the Rio Grande Basin, in the State of New Mexico, under Water Use Lease, NMSA 1978 72-6-1 to -7.

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 temporarily discontinue the diversion and use of a farm delivery requirement (FDR) of 14.882 acre-feet per annum of surface water, inclusive of a consumptive irrigation requirement (CIR) of 10.417 acre-feet per annum, from San Acacia Lateral, with a point of diversion on the Rio Grande at the San Acacia Diversion Dam (SP-1690-4), on land owned by MRGCD, at a point where X = 326,225 meters & Y = 3,792,219 meters, Zone 13, UTM (NAD83) for the irrigation of 4.9608 acres of land owned by Christopher Lynn & Toni Lynn Boykin. The move-from land is described as part of Tract 3-B (2.015 acres), Tract 11 (0.3495 acre), Tract 12 (0.2995 acre), part of Tract 13 (0.3095 acre), part of Tract 14 (0.7895 acre), part of Tract 15 (0.1094 acre), Tract 16 (0.6394 acre), Tract 17 (0.2294 acre), the Tract of land East of Tract 14 (0.1000 acre), and the Tract of land West of Tract 17 (0.1196 acre), on MRGCD Map 147, located within Section 1, Township 1 South, Range 1 West, NMPM. This move-from land is generally located 0.52 mile East of Exit 163 on I-25, San Acacia, Socorro County, New Mexico.

The applicants further propose to temporarily transfer said water right for the irrigation of 4.9608 acres described as the SE portion of Tract 6A1 and the middle portion of Tract 60, located on MRGCD Map 175, within Section 5, Township 5 South, Range 1 East, NMPM, from the Socorro Main Canal with a point of diversion on the Rio Grande at the San Acacia Diversion Dam (SP-1690-4), described above. The move-to land is owned by Dennis Harris with a lease to Travis Harris. This move-to land is generally located 0.51 mile east of the intersection of State Road 1 and 11th Street, San Antonio, Socorro County, New Mexico.

This Application is filed under the Water-Use Leasing Act, NMSA 1978, Sections 72-6-1 through 72-6-7.

Application is made for a permit that, if granted, would expire on December 1, 2021. Upon termination or expiration of the desired permit, the subject water right will automatically revert to the move-from place of use pursuant to the applicable provisions in that permit.

To view the application and supporting documentation contact the State Engineer District 1 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 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) 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 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 Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, on or before June 18 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
April 22 & 29, 2021 &
May 6, 2021.