NOTICE is hereby given that on October 11, 2022, resubmitted December 05, 2022, Gary Stokoe, 1242 Cerro Gordo, Santa Fe, NM 87501, represented by Elizabeth Cervantes, filed with the STATE ENGINEER Application No. SD-06514-02 into SP-TBD for Permit to Change Purpose and Place of Use, Point of Diversion of Surface water from Cañones Creek of the Rio Chama Stream System within the State of New Mexico. Rio Arriba 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 Española Rio Grande Sun.

The Application seeks to permanently retire 3.245 acres and fallow for one year 2.990 acres from the move-from location within Subfile CHCC-002-0010(B) of the Rio Chama Hydrographic Survey, Cañones Creek Section. The move-to location is an existing Recreational Pond located at 359,554 E, 4,073,159 N meters in UTM 13N, NAD 83. The move-from Point of Diversion (POD) for Unnamed Ditch 2 is located at 358,856 E, 4,075,062 N meters in NAD 83 UTM, 13N.

The proposed move-to POD is located at 359,506 E, 4,073,164 N, meters in UTM 13N, NAD 83. The Application proposes to permanently move 2.866 acre-feet per annum (afa) diversion and temporarily move 2.641 afa diversion for one year from the purpose of Irrigation to the purpose of Recreational Pond one-time fill and associated continuous evaporative losses. The water right has a priority of March 18, 1907.

To view the application and supporting documentation contact the State Engineer District 6 Office at (505) 827-6120 to arrange a date and time for an appointment. The District 6 Office is located in suite 102 of the Bataan Memorial Building at 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM.

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, at the District 6 Office or by mail at PO Box 25102, Santa Fe, NM 87504-5102, on or before Friday, March 17, 2023.

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) 827-6682. 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 January 12th, 19th, & 26th, 2023)


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