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:

MAIN FILINGS (D-307-CV-96-888 aka D-307-CV-888), MUST BE FILED VIA ELECTRONIC E-FILING AT:  newmexico.tylerhost.net

SEE:  Notice Concerning Electronic E-Filing in the Lower Rio Grande

 

Individual subfile matters, Stream System Issues or Expedited inter se  proceedings cannot be filed via E-Filing at this time.

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)

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UPCOMING HEARINGS
 

NEW MEXICO COPPER CORP.;

HARRIS GRAY

and

WILLIAM J. FROST

 

LRO-28-008-9009; NM Copper Corp.

LRO-28-008-9010; Harris Gray and William J. Frost

DATE MATTER TO BE HEARD
March 7, 2016

 

PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE

March 14, 2016

thru

March 18, 2016

TRIAL

 

UPCOMING DEADLINES:

PENDING COURT DEADLINES

(Chronological Order BY CASE)

 

 

NEW MEXICO COPPER CORP.;

HARRIS GRAY

and

WILLIAM J. FROST

 

LRO-28-008-9009; NM Copper Corp.

LRO-28-008-9010; Harris Gray and William J. Frost

DATE DUE ITEM DUE
February 5, 2016 Court decision on dispositive motions
February 10, 2016 Final witness and exhibits
February 10, 2016 Deposition Designations
February 19, 2016 Claimant's pre-trial order
February 19, 2016 Objections to wintesses, exhibits and deposition designations
February 26, 2016 Opposing parties' pre-trial order
March 4, 2016 Initial proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law
 

PRE-1906 CLAIMANTS'

EXPEDITED INTER SE PROCEEDING

 

LRN-28-002-0185-A & B; Margie Garcia

LRN-28-005-0007; Oscar Butler and Rose Marie Arispe Butler

LRN-28-006-0203-A & B; Oscar Butler and Rose Marie Arispe

LRS-28-005-0034; Sammie Singh

LRS-28-014-8002; Sammie Holguin Singh, Jr.

DATE DUE ITEM DUE

February 26,

2016

Responses to dispositive motions shall be filed within forty-five (45) days after the filing of the motions

March 18,

2016

Replies shall be filed within twenty (20) days after the filing of the responses

 

SS-97-104

DATE DUE ITEM DUE
March 1, 2016

proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law and accompanying briefs shall be filed with the court no later than March 1, 2016

 

Please see:  Order Setting a Deadline for the Filing of Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law