Monday, June 24, 2013

pt6 Augustin Plains Ranch (one of many)

e: ... Office of State Engineer and Interstate Stream Commission have big plans ... how many more of these projects are there? ... the more projects in the works, the more likely their approval ...
[local story]
Protesters try to block company's well pumping operation
jun 23, 2013

A development company [Aquifer Science] has applied to pump millions of gallons of water from the Sandia Basin in the East Mountains

“We want the state engineer to be really, really careful to make sure that all of our wells don't get dry if they actually approve this application,” says Janet Winchester-Silva of Deep Well Protest.

The company Aquifer Science was formed from a partnership between a Nevada water company and Campbell Ranch.
[local story]
New Mexico's oil and gas boom driving water sales amid drought
jun 19 2013

... more than a dozen water well owners [from Black River] are seeking compensation from the state after their wells dried up. They claim that the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission's augmentation wells nearby are the cause of the dry wells.

The state built the augmentation wells under a settlement agreement ...which pump into the Pecos River ...
[local story]
Town Hall Meeting, Magdalena Senior Center
nov 29, 2012

Augustin Plains Ranch has put forward a proposal for a water project to withdraw 54,000 acre feet per year [~ 18 billion gallons] from under the Augustin Plains, transport it to Socorro by pipeline ...

Mountain Mail Thursday November 29, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 11. (pg 16)
Town Hall Meeting, Magdalena Senior Center (tuesday, 11dec12, 6pm-8pm)
see also:

pt5 Augustin Plains Ranch (water prices triple)

pt4 Augustin Plains Ranch (Magdalena dry)

pt3 Augustin Plains Ranch (Interstate Stream Commission)

pt2 san augustin plains (endangered cultural property)

Augustin Plains Ranch (public-private partnership)