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Lower Rio Grande Adjudication

Adjudicación del bajo río Grande

Welcome to the website for Lower Rio Grande (LRG) Water Rights Adjudication


Lower Rio Grande Adjudication

State of New Mexico ex rel, Office of the State Engineer
v.
Elephant Butte Irrigation District, et al.,

D-307-CV-96-888  (aka D-307-CV-888)
Honorable James J. Wechsler, Presiding Judge

Third Judicial District Court

201 W. Picacho Avenue
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005

Phone: 575-528-8370  //  Fax: 575-523-8290


This water rights adjudication is a legal proceeding to determine the priority, amount of water and other elements of each water right in the Lower Rio Grande River Basin.

Persons in the LRG Basin currently shown to own a water right or rights are referred to as “Claimants.”


If you claim a water right:

You are considered a Claimant and have the right to participate in court proceedings regarding:

  • Your water rights
  • Other water rights
  • Matters affecting more than one water right.

If you fail to respond in writing to certain court documents or fail to attend mandatory court hearings, you may forfeit or waive your rights. If you are a water right claimant, you must monitor this proceeding to determine upcoming deadlines and court hearings. Deadlines and hearing dates may be found:


How to file your documents:

  • US Mail and in Person:  Third Judicial District Court, 201 W. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001
  • Facsimile: 575-523-8290
  • Email: lcrdfax@nmcourts.gov (place CIVIL in subject line ONLY)

PENDING COURT SETTINGS:

(Chronological Order)

DATE OF HEARING MATTER TO BE HEARD

 

 


PENDING COURT DEADLINES

(Chronological Order by case)

DATE DUE ITEM DUE
   
January 26, 2017

New Mexico Copper, William J. Frost and Harris Grey:

Parties shall file their proposed findings of fact and trial briefs on or before January 26, 2017.

Please see:  Order Regarding an Extension of Time; filed on 11-21-16

March 31, 2017;

June 1, 2017;

July 17, 2017;

August 1, 2017;

October 2, 2017;

December 15, 2017;

January 31, 2018;

February 15, 2018                                                                                                           

SS-97-107; PRE-PROJECT INTERESTS:

General Discovery shall commence on June 1, 2017 and shall be completed by December 15, 2017

 

 

 

PLEASE SEE:  Amended Second Scheduling Order; filed 12-16-16

 

 

 

Should any of the links fail or should you have any issues with this website, please contact Melody Longwill @ 575-528-8370 or at lcrdmsl@nmcourts.gov

If you require documents not listed herein, please contact the District Court Clerk at 575-528-8397 or 575-523-8273.