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San Juan River Basin Adjudication


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How will the Court adjudicate my water rights? When will it do so?

Each month the State of New Mexico (acting through the Office of the State Engineer) mails  packets of documents (an "Adjudication Packet") to several people the State believes claim water rights in the AUB.  This mailing is the first step in adjudicating the water...

What is a “water right adjudication”?

A “water right adjudication” is a legal proceeding in which the District Court determines (i.e. adjudicates) the elements of all water rights in a water basin.  The elements of a water right are: the name of the owner and the priority of the water right; the amount of...