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EPA Newsletter
June 25, 2015
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NM Supreme Court's Decision in Bounds v. State of NM
New Mexico residents remain free to drill domestic wells to meet household water needs, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. But the state has an obligation to ensure that once wells are drilled, the resulting groundwater pumping doesn’t cut into the water rights of neighbors, the court found. The ruling creates the possibility that for the first time New Mexico could be forced to curtail pumping from domestic wells if the well reduces water supplies to neighbors with senior water rights.
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Drought Along the Rio Grande Highlights Water Management Complexities
[From: Arizona Water Resource - Summer 2013] On Saturday, June 1, 2013, water was released from Elephant Butte Reservoir in South Central New Mexico into the Rio Grande. It took more than two days to travel the 80 miles to fields near Las Cruces, as water soaked into the parched riverbed. Waiting for the flow were chile, pecan, cotton and alfalfa growers in Southern New Mexico, Western Texas and Mexico, as well as the city of El Paso, Texas, which depends on the Rio Grande for half its water supply.
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NY Times WORLD | November 23, 2010 Ixtl'an de Ju'arez Journal: Growing a Forest, and Harvesting Jobs By ELISABETH MALKIN Zapotec Indians in Mexico have become exemplars of community forest ownership and management.
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Rio Chama TMDL and public meeting
NM Environment Department is inviting the public to comment on the draft “total maximum daily load” (TMDL) document for the Rio Chama Watershed. The 30-day comment period opens February 23, 2011 and will close March 28, 2011. NMED's Surface Water Quality Bureau (SWQB) plans to request approval of the draft final TMDLs at the Water Quality Control Commission meeting on May 10, 2011.
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Water Managers Brace for More Dry Times
2/28/11 Associated Press article
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Bringing the Bosque Back
2/28/11 Albuquerque Journal article
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EPA Seeks Comments on Draft Document on “Identifying and Protecting Healthy Watersheds: Concepts, Assessments, and Management Approaches”
Water Headlines for the week of April 11, 2011 - Water Headlines is a weekly on-line publication that announces publications, policies, and activities of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water
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New Mexico State Forestry Division Announces Achievements in Watershed Restoration Initiative
The New Mexico State Forestry Division has achieved accelerated progress in Governor Susana Martinez’s Watershed Restoration Initiative. The $6.2 million appropriation was signed into law in 2014, issuing severance tax dollars to treat priority watersheds on public land. By the end of this year, nearly half of the targeted 7,700 acres will have been completed and seven (7) of the projects will be finished.
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Terry Conley named 2016 Western Region Outstanding Logger
March 10, 2017 News release from the NM Forest Industry Association
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