Water Plans



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Taos Regional  Water Plan

Abeyta Water Rights Adjuducation

New Mexico State  Water Plan

General articles


General water articles

Costilla water rights transfer green-lighted by state
By Cody Hooks, chooks@taosnews.com
The Taos News, 7/20/2017

My Turn
Rio Fernando watershed needs protection
Jerry Yeargin
The Taos News, 7/20/2017

2016 Taos County CWPP Plan Update

Bringing the fight for water close to home
By Cody Hooks, chooks@taosnews.com
The Taos News, 1/19/2017

Underground water storage plan stokes rancor in Seco
By J.R. Logan jrlogan@taosnews.com
The Taos News, 6/23/2016

Valle Escondido seeks water rights to handle growth
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 1/14/2016

Forty-year plan says town water use could rise up by 80 percent
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 12/2/2015

Acequia in line for $2.4M repair
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 10/15/2015

My Turn
Who is protecting New Mexico’s waters?
Rachel Conn
The Taos News, 7/16/2015

Illegal dumping threatens Northern New Mexico’s sensitive sites and waterways
By Margaret Wright, The New Mexican
The Taos News, 7/2/2015

My Turn
‘There is no substitute for healthy streams and rivers’
Jerry Yeargin
The Taos News, 6/18/2015



Taos Regional Water Plan


A draft of the Taos Regional Water Plan is available at the State Engineer's  web site.  We have downloaded a copy of the Executive Summary (pdf fomat) that is available here.

TAOS COUNTY ORDINANCE 2007-16: AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A TAOS REGIONAL ADVISORY AND INFORMATIONAL COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WELFARE AND CONSERVATION OF WATER AND FOR OVERSEEING AND INFORMING THE PUBLIC ABOUT ALL WATER APPROPRIATIONS AND TRANSFERS FROM WITHIN THE TAOS REGIONAL WATER PLAN BOUNDARIES

Please submit any comments to:

County Attorney Sammy L. Pacheco
105 Albright Street, Suite A
Taos, NM 87571
Ph: (575) 737-6307
Fax: (575) 737-6314
or by e-mail to: sammy.pacheco@taoscounty.org

From the pressroom:

Taos regional water plan hits milestone
By Meg Scherch Peterson
For The Taos News, 7/28/2016

Taos Regional Water Plan update
By Meg Scherch Peterson
For The Taos News, 1/14/2016

EDITORIAL
Plan’s protracted, contentious wave now water under bridge
The Taos News, July 17, 2008

Regional water plan finally approved
By Andy Dennison
The Taos News, July 17,2008

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ABEYTA WATER RIGHTS ADJUDICATION

Aamodt meetings spark anger, frustration
By Tripp Stelnicki |
The New Mexican,Aug 17, 2017

More meetings on Aamodt case, roads dispute in northern Santa Fe County
By T. S. Last / Journal Staff Writer
Albuquerque Journal. August 16th, 2017

Post-Aamodt water rights
Fears of being left high and dry

By Tripp Stelnicki |
The New Mexican, Aug 13, 2017

Taos County takes water rights protest to court
By Cody Hooks, chooks@taosnews.com
The Taos News, 8/3/2017

Aamodt case adjourned
By Tripp Stelnicki, The New Mexican
The Taos News, 7/20/2017

Tensions rise over Abeyta Water Rights Settlement mitigation wells
By Jesse Moya, jmoya@taosnews.com
The Taos News, 5/4/2017

Real work starts for Abeyta Settlement parties
By Meg Scherch Peterson
For The Taos News, 3/9/2017

My Turn
Protect the sacred gift that flows from the mountains to people of Taos Valley
Doug Bridgers
The Taos News, 3/2/2017

Taos Acequia Still Objects to Terms of Abeyta Settlement
By KAY MATTHEWS
La Jicarita, 7/15/2016

My Turn
Abeyta Settlement fails people of Pueblo, Valley
Anwar Kaelin
The Taos News, 5/12/2016

Taos, Santa Fe residents protest Top of the World water rights transfer
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 8/6/2015

Top of the World transfer spurs worries, plans
By Cody Hooks
The Taos News, 7/2/2015

Stagg elected to chair Holy Cross Hospital board
By Andrew Oxford
The Taos News, 7/2/2015

Letters
Thank you Holy Cross Hospital
Sandra Lekas, El Prado
The Taos News, 7/2/2015

Illegal dumping threatens Northern New Mexico’s sensitive sites and waterways
By Margaret Wright, The New Mexican
The Taos News, 7/2/2015

So what did Taos get from the special legislative session?
By Andrew Oxford
The Taos News, 6/11/2015

My Turn
On the larger issues of water
Kay Mat thews
The Taos News, 4/23/2015

Taos County protests controversial water rights transfer
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 4/23/2015

Settlement water rights a liquid asset
Why Taos Pueblo passed on offer to avoid controversial water transfer

By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 4/16/2015

Farm transfer a paper-water loss, but a wet-water gain
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 4/9/2015

Questa agrees to pay up to $318K for water rights
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 4/2/2015

Transfer would move ag water to Santa Fe County
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 3/26/2015

My Turn
Protect your acequias; the TVAA isn’t
Jerome Lucero
The Taos News, 3/19/2015

My Turn
It’s all about the water
Suzanne Wollter
The Taos News, 2/19/2015

County drops protest of Abeyta-related water transfer
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 2/19/2015

El Prado district wants Taos County to withdraw several water transfer protests
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 1/29/2015

My Turn
Who speaks for the water
Chris Pieper
The Taos News, 8/28/2014

State: Abeyta pact will curb future well pumping
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 6/26/2014

County reshapes water advisory board
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 5/29/2014

El Prado, state quarrel over water rights deal
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 4/17/2014

Laymen objectors enter debate over Abeyta pact
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 12/12/2013

Future growth key in Abeyta water disputes
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 10/17/2013

My Turn
On the Abeyta Water Settlement
Tom Blankenhorn
The Taos News, 10/10/2013

Abeyta parties make case for approving settlement
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 9/19/2013

Critics voice opposition to transfer of Taos-area water rights
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, September 3, 2013 12:15 am

The Public Weighs in on Proposal to Move Questa Acequia Rights to the Taos Valley
By KAY MATTHEWS
LAJICARITA ⋅ AUGUST 27, 2013

Abeyta transfer would shuffle acequia water rights south
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 8/8/2013

Tri-State Generation case: High Court sides with state engineer on water rules
By Tom Sharpe
from The New Mexican, 11/8/2012

Water 101: Abeyta Settlement explained
A detailed look at $150M agreement

By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 7/26/2012

‘Historic’ water pact signings in Taos
By Matthew van Buren and J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 7/19/2012

Taos County files protest over Abeyta water transfers
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 3/1/2012

Abeyta pact draws critics as water transfers take shape

By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, July 21, 2011

Town hires firm to set water records straight, prep for Abeyta
By Andy Dennison
The Taos News, 10/22/3009

Litigation threatened over Abeyta Water Settlement; details remain unclear
By Patricia Chambers
The Taos News, August 7, 2008

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New Mexico State Water Plan (2003)


"This State Water Plan, prepared at the direction of Governor Bill Richardson in response to a mandate from the 2003 Legislature, is a blueprint to move the State forward into the 21st century with 21st century techniques and technology applied to conserve and to
increase the supply of water."

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