Group Wants State Engineer To Question Beneficial Use Of Rio Grande Water Permits

(March 23, 2016, 2:48 PM EDT) -- SANTA FE, N.M. — A New Mexico environmental group on March 21 filed a mandamus action to force the state engineer to determine if two water permits held by a federally operated conservation district are being put to beneficial use (WildEarth Guardians v. Tom Blaine, et al., No. D-101-CV-2016-00734, N.M. Dist., Santa Fe, N.M.).

(Complaint available. Document #95-160414-004C.)

In its complaint filed in the Santa Fe County District Court, WildEarth Guardians (the Guardians), says it could put the water to use to restore flows on the...
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