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

 

Individual subfile matters, Stream System Issues or Expedited inter se proceedings cannot be filed via E-Filing at this time.  Therefore, please file these documents via:

  • US Mail and in Person:  Third Judicial District Court, 201 W. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001
  • Facsimile: 575-523-8290
  • Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (place CIVIL in subject line ONLY)

NOTE:  FOR MAIN FILINGS ONLY (D-307-CV-888), PLEASE FILE YOUR DOCUMENTS VIA ELECTRONIC E-FILING:

 


 

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UPCOMING HEARINGS:

PENDING COURT SETTINGS (Chronological Order):

DATE

CASE

MATTER TO BE HEARD

August 31, 2015

through

September 11, 2015

SS-97-104

Non-Jury Trial

 

January 7, 2016

LRO-280089009

LRO-280089010

Dispositive Motion Hearing
March 7, 2016

LRO-280089009

LRO-280089010

PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE

March 14 thru

March 18, 2016

LRO-280089009

LRO-280089010

TRIAL

 

 

UPCOMING DEADLINES:

PENDING COURT DEADLINES (Chronological Order):

DATE DUE

CASE

ITEM DUE

     
October 2, 2015

LRO-280089009

LRO-280089010

Rebuttal Reports
October 30, 2015

LRO-280089009

LRO-280089010

Discovery Ends
November 16, 2015

LRO-280089009

LRO-280089010

Dispositive motions
February 5, 2016

LRO-280089009

LRO-280089010

Court decisionon dispositive motions
February 10, 2016

LRO-280089009

LRO-280089010

Final witness and exhibits
February 10, 2016

LRO-280089009

LRO-280089010

Deposition Designations
February 19, 2016

LRO-280089009

LRO-280089010

Claimant's pre-trial order
February 19, 2016

LRO-280089009

LRO-280089010

Objections to wintesses, exhibits and deposition designations
February 26, 2016

LRO-280089009

LRO-280089010

Opposing parties' pre-trial order
March 4, 2016

LRO-280089009

LRO-280089010

Initial proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law
     
11-9-15 Pre-1906 Claimants' Expedited Inter Se Proceeding Designated Representatives shall file a statement of claims describing in detail the exact natur eof and legal basis for their claims
11-9-15 Pre-1906 Claimants' Expedited Inter Se Proceeding Other claimants who wish to participate in theexpedited inter se proceeding shall file Form B, Notice of Intent to Participate
1-11-16 Pre-1906 Claimants' Expedited Inter Se Proceeding Non-fact-dependent dispositive motions shall be filed within sixty (60) days after the filing of the statement of claims
2-26-16 Pre-1906 Claimants' Expedited Inter Se Proceeding Responses to dispositive motions shall be filed within forty-five (45) days after the filing of the motions
3-18-16 Pre-1906 Claimants' Expedited Inter Se Proceeding Replies shall be filed within twenty (20) days after the filing of the responses