Category Archives: Old News

PLEASE COME TO LEGISLATIVE MEETINGS NEXT WEEK IN FARMINGTON

The water committees of the New Mexico Legislature are meeting in Farmington on August 28, 29, and 30.  The committees will conduct hearings on the San Juan Basin drought and the Navajo settlement. Meetings are open to the public, and … Continue reading

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SPECIAL MEETING AUGUST 28 – 6:30 PM

The San Juan Agricultural Water Users Association will have a special meeting on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:30 pm in the Bloomfield High School auditorium.  We will discuss the latest ruling in the Navajo water case, and what happens next. … Continue reading

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PLEASE COME TO KEY COURT HEARINGS ON JUNE 11-12

PLEASE COME TO KEY COURT HEARINGS ON JUNE 11-12 IN AZTEC In the Navajo water case, Judge James Wechsler has scheduled two days of hearings on June 11 and 12, 2013 at the courthouse in Aztec, starting at 8:30 am … Continue reading

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DROUGHT GETS WORSE – WATER SUPPLY 18% OF NORMAL

DROUGHT GETS WORSE Water supply forecast is 18% of normal. The drought in the San Juan basin is getting worse.  Here are the latest forecasts from the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center: San Juan – Navajo Reservoir :   18% of … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT SPECIAL MEETING MAY 29

IMPORTANT SPECIAL MEETING MAY 29, 6:30PM McGee Park – Room A The San Juan Agricultural Water Users Association will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 pm to discuss how to handle the water crisis in 2013.  … Continue reading

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WATER USERS FILE COUNTERCLAIM TO PROTECT THEIR WATER RIGHTS

On October 19, the San Juan Agricultural Water Users Association and 26 community ditches filed an Answer, Objections and Counterclaim against the Navajo Nation, the U.S. and the State Engineer, asking the court to reject the proposed Navajo agreement.   … Continue reading

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2012 Legislature stops funding for Navajo “settlement”

The 2012 New Mexico Legislature eliminated any additional funding for the Navajo water “settlement” after several members of the San Juan Agricultural Water Users Association testified against any more funding.   Prior to the session, interim committees and the State … Continue reading

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Ag Water Users protest application for temporary permit for Navajo pipeline

The SJAWUA has protested an application for a temporary permit for a pilot project for the proposed Navajo-Gallup pipeline.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE PROTEST. Here are some key points from the protest: OBJECTION AND PROTEST TO APPLICATION SP-3215-T The persons … Continue reading

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Attn: All Water Right Owners of San Juan County

A pre-hearing scheduling conference will be held before the San Juan Adjudication court on Monday October 3, 2011 at 9:00 am at the McGee Park Convention Center. Please try to attend this meeting. We would like to fill the convention center … Continue reading

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Senator Steve Neville’s Senate Memorial No. SM37

Senator Steve Neville’s Senate Memorial No. SM37 requesting Congress to Approve the Navajo Water Rights Settlement, the text of which is below and also attached. We should oppose all of this – please pass this on to others. Get people … Continue reading

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House Memorial 43

HOUSE MEMORIAL 43 48th legislature – STATE OF NEW MEXICO – second session, 2008 INTRODUCED BY Paul C. Bandy A MEMORIAL REQUESTING CONGRESS TO APPROVE THE NAVAJO WATER RIGHTS SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATED BY NEW MEXICO AND THE NAVAJO NATION. WHEREAS, resolution … Continue reading

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NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES

Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 Mike – as per your phone message, here’s the latest info on the operating plan for Navajo Reservoir. This planned operation does 3 things: 1) It meets the operating criteria contained in the San Juan … Continue reading

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Navajo Reservoir Releases

Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 NAVAJO RESERVOIR RELEASES Mike – as per your phone message, here’s the latest info on the operating plan for Navajo Reservoir. This planned operation does 3 things: 1) It meets the operating criteria contained in … Continue reading

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Indian tribes exercising water right

By Karl Puckett, USA TODAY GREAT FALLS, Mont. — For decades, ranchers and farmers across the West have tapped into rivers and streams on or near Indian reservations. Now, as drought conditions plague big parts of the region, they’re concerned … Continue reading

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The Great Water Grab

Most people don’t pay attention to the San Juan River, far off in the northwest corner of New Mexico. Some people don’t realize that the San Juan contains 60% of all the surface water in New Mexico – more than the … Continue reading

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Lake Mead Could Be Within a Few Years of Going Dry, Study Finds

February 13, 2008 By FELICITY BARRINGER Lake Mead, the vast reservoir for the Colorado River water that sustains the fast-growing cities of Phoenix and Las Vegas, could lose water faster than previously thought and run dry within 13 years, according … Continue reading

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No funding for Navajo-Gallup project in Bush budget

By Kathy Helms Dine Bureau The Gallup Independent — 5 February 2008 WINDOW ROCK — President Bush’s fiscal year 2009 budget proposes no funding for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, zero funding for the Jicarilla Apache Rural Water Project, eliminates … Continue reading

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Western States Agree to Water-Sharing Pact

December 10, 2007 By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 — Facing the worst drought in a century and the prospect that climate change could yield long-term changes on the Colorado River, the lifeline for several Western states, federal … Continue reading

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