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06/07/2023—Final Partial Judgment and Decree on Water Rights for the Gallinas River Section of the Pecos Adjudication
Commencement of Expedited Inter Se Proceeding to Adjudicate Water Rights Claims of Interpid Potash-New Mexico ,LLC and Intrepid Potash, Inc.
State Engineer Order 199 issuing a closure of the basin to new Appropriations and zero surface water depletions will be allowed, limits placed on the quantity of water available by permits issued under Chapter 72-12-1.1 and 1.2 NMSA to 0.50 afa per well, requiring meter installation and bi-annual reading submittal, it further restricts movement of water rights within the basin and disallows new livestock impoundments was issued July 5, 2023.
State Engineer Order 198 The Hot Springs Underground Water Basin is closed to new appropriations under Section 72-12-3 NMSA 1978 by Order 198 signed and sealed July 5, 2023. FAQ Hot Springs State Engineer Order 198
State Engineer Order 197 issuing an Interim Closure of a portion of the Gallup Underground Water Basin restricting new groundwater and surface water appropriations, limiting the quantity of water available by permits issued under Chapter 72-12-1.1 and 1.2 NMSA to 0.50 afa per well, requiring meter installation and bi-annual reading submittal , and disallowing new livestock impoundments was issued June 30, 2023.
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