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States ex rel. State Engineer v. Aragon

United States District Court, D. New Mexico

September 11, 2017

STATE OF NEW MEXICO, ex rel. State Engineer Plaintiff,
v.
ROMAN ARAGON, et al., Defendants.

         RIO CHAMA STREAM SYSTEM Section 3: Rio Cebolla

          SCHEDULING AND PROCEDURAL ORDER FOR DETERMINATION OF PRIORITY DATES AND IRRIGATION WATER REQUIREMENTS IN THE RIO CEBOLLA SUBSECTION OF SECTION 3 OF THE RIO CHAMA STREAM SYSTEM

          KIRTAN KHALSA, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

         This Order is entered by the Court pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 16(b) to guide the course of the determination of priority dates and irrigation water requirements in the Cebolla Subsection of Section 3 of the Rio Chama Stream System.

         I. DETERMINATION OF PRIORITY DATES

         A. Under the July 25, 2000 Procedural Order for the Adjudication of Water Rights Claims in the Rio Nutrias, Rio Cebolla and Canjilon Creek Sections of the Rio Chama Stream System (Doc. 5913), as amended August 8, 2001 (Doc. 6321), the adjudication of priority dates and irrigation water requirements will be initiated by the State of New Mexico (“the State”) following the completion of individual subfile activity. As individual subfile activity has been completed in all subsections of Section 3, the only remaining elements to adjudicate in the Cebolla Subsection for surface water irrigation use are priority dates and irrigation water requirements.

         B. Pre-1907 Surface Water Irrigation Rights

         The State proposes the following priority dates for pre-1907 water rights associated with the ditches listed below. Ditches that convey water with both pre-1907 and post-1907 water rights are marked with an asterisk (*). The acreage for post-1907 water rights is detailed in Section C below (Post-1907 Surface Water Irrigation Rights).

DITCH

PRIORITY DATE

Acequia del Pinavetal *

1883

Acequia Madre de Cebolla

1875

Alto Ditch*

1889

Atencio North Ditch

1882

Atencio South Ditch

1882

Canuto Valdez Ditch

1897

Cordova-Maes North Ditch

1875

Emiliana Maes South Ditch

1906

Felipe Archuleta Ditch

1903

H.B. and G.C.-Martinez Ditch

1878

Julian Serrano Ditch

1906

Maes South Ditch

1876

Martinez-Cordova North Ditch

1879

Martinez-Cordova South Ditch

1879

Montano-Martinez Ditch

1882

Nicomedes Trujillo Ditch

1904

Old Valdez Ditch

1878

Quintana Ditch

1875

Sanchez Ditch CHCB-001-0002 Ernest Sanchez Margie K. Sanchez

1898

Sanchez Ditch CHCB-001-0007 Charlie Chacon Geralda M. Chacon

1905

Skelly-Maes Ditch

1906

Trujillo-Lopez Ditch

1898

Unnamed Ditch No. 1

1875

Unnamed Ditch No. 2

1875

Venceslao Martinez Ditch

1886

         C. Post-1907 Surface Water Irrigation Rights

         The State of New Mexico proposes the determination of the following priority dates for lands in the Cebolla Subsection that are irrigated under an approved permit or final license issued by the Office of the State Engineer, or under an approved permit for the transfer of irrigation water rights as described below. (Please note: if you have both pre-1907 and post-1907 water rights on a single ditch, only the post-1907 water rights acreage is detailed below.)

SUBFILE

OSE PERMIT / LICENSE

ACRES

PRIORITY DATE

CHCB-001-0001F Azalea Maes

No. 2686 Acequia del Pinavetal

10.60

November 21, 1949

Celeste Maes Immanuel Maes Joshua Maes Lorie Maes Petra Maes

CHCB-001-0004 Tobias H. Sanchez

No. 2738 Acequia del Pinavetal

1.70

August 3, 1951

CHCB-003-0001 Galina V. Vigil Frederick R. Vigil

No. 2631 Alto Ditch

23.30

March 29, 1948

CHCB-003-0002 Galina V. Vigil Frederick R. Vigil

No. 2631 Alto Ditch

25.10

March 29, 1948

CHCB-003-0022 Adela Martinez David R. Martinez

No. 2631 Rincon Blanca Ditch

20.00

March 29, 1948

CHCB-006-0001 Arthur F. Hibner Revocable Trust

No. 2658 Sixto Alire Ditch “A”

47.30

November 18, 1948

No. 2658 Sixto Alire Ditch “B”

21.80

November 18, 1948

No. 2658 Sixto Alire Ditch “C”

63.50

November 18, 1948

No. 2658 Emiliana Maes North Ditch

28.10

November 18, 1948

CHCB-007-0001 Ephraim Valencia Jedburgh Ltd. Lorraine Valencia

No. 2631 Rincon Blanca Ditch

10.00

March 29, 1948

CHCB-007-0002A Donna M. Martinez Leroy A. Martinez

No. 2631 Rincon Blanca Ditch

15.00

March 29, 1948

CHCB-007-0002B Henry E. Lieber Martinez Ranch Partnership

No. 2631 Rincon Blanca Ditch

30.00

March 29, 1948

CHCB-007-0003 Gustavo Martinez Rosina Martinez

No. 2631 Rincon Blanca Ditch

40.90

March 29, 1948

CHCB-007-0004 Mary Jo Martinez

No. 2631 Rincon Blanca Ditch

17.30

March 29, 1948

CHCB-007-0005 Heirs of Gilberto Martinez Jerry Garcia Lydia Garcia

No. 2631 Rincon Blanca Ditch

4.80

March 29, 1948

CHCB-007-0007 Alice Martinez Max D. Martinez

No. 2631 Rincon Blanca Ditch

2.00

March 29, 1948

CHCB-008-0001 Clyde C. Baker Theresa Baker

No. 2631-2735 Rincon Blanca Ditch

320.00

March 29, 1948

         D. Transferred Water Rights:

MOVE-TO LOCATION

DITCH

OSE PERMIT

PRIORITY DATE

CHCB-002-0001B Charlie Chacon Geralda M. Chacon

Chacon Ditch

No. 0636-D

1883

         E. The adjudication of water right priorities in the Cebolla Subsection shall be completed in a show cause proceeding modeled on the process used in the determination of priority dates in Section 7, Village of Chama. See Scheduling and Procedural Order for Determination of Priority Dates and Irrigation Water Requirements in the Village of Chama Subsection of Section 7 of the Rio Chama Stream System filed May 30, 2013 (Doc. 10915). The form of Notice will inform the defendants that the Court has entered an Order that requires them to file an objection with the Court if they disagree with either: (1) the priority date proposed by the State for their own irrigation water rights or, (2) the priority dates proposed by the State for any other irrigation water rights in the Cebolla Subsection. The Notice and Order to Show Cause will be served by mail on all defendants in the Cebolla Subsection.

         In the absence of an objection to the priority dates proposed by the State, the Court will enter a final order with respect to priority dates of all irrigation water rights in the Cebolla Subsection. The determination of priority dates shall be subject to the right of water rights claimants in other Sections, or in other Subsections of Section 3, to object, prior to the entry of a final decree. The defendants in the Cebolla Subsection will be informed that they will have no other opportunity to protest priority date determinations of the irrigation water rights in the Cebolla Subsection, and that subsequent inter se proceedings in the Cebolla Subsection will not include the opportunity to object to those determinations.

         In cases where defendants in the Cebolla Subsection have previously agreed with the State on the priority for their water rights, and those priority dates have been incorporated into subfile orders entered by the Court, those priority dates cannot be challenged by those defendants. However, other persons with standing may file objections.

         The State shall publish the Court's Public Notice and Order to Show Cause to inform defendants and all persons having water rights of any type in the Cebolla Subsection of their right to participate and offer evidence in support of objections to the proposed determination of priority dates and irrigation water rights in the Cebolla Subsection. The approved Public Notice shall be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Rio Grande Sun.

         II. DETERMINATION OF IRRIGATION WATER REQUIREMENTS

         A. Pre-1907 Surface Water Irrigation Rights

         The State proposes the following irrigation water requirements for pre-1907 surface water ...


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