Lea County Underground Water Basin Guidelines for Review of Water Right Applications

On September 16, 2009, the State Engineer adopted new guidelines for processing water rights applications in the Lea County Underground Water Basin.

Lea County Underground Water Basin Guidelines for Review of Water Right Applications

ORDER in the Matter of the Closure of the High Plains Aquifer Within the Lea County Underground Water Basin to New Appropriations Filed Under Section 72-12-3 NMSA 1978

Evaluation Flow Chart

PowerPoint Presentation

Documentation of the Lea County Underground Water Basin Guidelines for the Review of Water Right Applications


The Curry County and Portales Underground Water Basins Order are in .PDF format which require the Adobe Acrobat reader for you to view. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat reader, it is available free at www.adobe.com.