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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:

DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SUBJECT MATTER OF HEARING LOCATION OF HEARING
AUGUST 11, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Annual Joint Working Session

IN PERSON:  Court of Appeals, 237 Don Gaspar Avenue, Santa Fe, NM

VIDEO CONFERENCE:  At the following locations:  Aztec, Roswell, Lordsburg and Las Cruces

TELEPHONIC:  1-515-739-1285, Participant access code:  153328 (free conference call)

Please see:  Annual Joint Working Session; filed 6-28-17

 

PENDING COURT DEADLINES:

DATE OF DEADLINE

ITEM DUE

30 days prior to the Joint Working Session, which is currently scheduled for August 11, 2017

State shall file a report setting out Plaintiff’s suggested priorities and its analysis of resources needed by the courts and the state for each adjudication pending in state court

Please see:  Annual Joint Working Session; filed 6-28-17

AUGUST 16, 2017

SS-97-104 and SS-97-107:  

Deadline for all parties to submit:  

  • Joint Status Report; (if opinions differ, can file separate status report)
  • Amended Scheduling Report (if appropriate) 

Please see:  Order Granting Motion to Temporarily Suspend Proceedings for Sixty Days; filed 7-7-17.pdf

   
 

 

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.