Friday, April 15, 2016

Hello Lower Pecos Regional Water Planners,

Below is an e-mail for Leila. If you did not get that e-mail and/or need the attachments you can e-mail me Woods Houghton at Hello Lower Pecos Regional Water Planners, Please find attached the notes from our meeting last week. The process will be wrapping up by June 30th, so please submit your comments on the draft plan and on the planning process in general. I have attached an Excel spreadsheet you can use for comments, or two different PDF templates, any format you want to use is fine. We are asking for comments no later than May 12th so that the steering committee has a chance to review the comments. If you don’t have the plan from the emails ISC sent out in January, you can find it here: The steering committee will be meeting May 13th to review comments. ISC will hold a final meeting on May 20th to discuss Sections 2 and 8 and go over the final steps for completion. Let me know if you need any information forwarded on to you. Thank you for everything you do for your region.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Update Regional Water Plan Public invited to comment on Draft Plan through May 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Regional Steering Committee Meeting Scheduled To Help Update Regional Water Plan Public invited to comment on Draft Plan through May 12, 2016 Santa Fe – The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) is currently working with all of New Mexico’s 16 water planning regions to finalize regional water plan updates by the fall of 2016. This process includes having three ISC-facilitated regional steering committee meetings in each region, all of which are open to the public. Each regional steering committee is composed of a representative group of water users who work together to identify and determine strategies to address the region’s unique future water needs, support effective local water resource management, and reconcile gaps between supply and demand. The steering committees also compile information about projects, programs, and policies to be implemented in each region. Regional steering committee meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. Opportunities for the public to make comments on the draft regional water plan updates will be coordinated through local steering committees. The (name of region) will be accepting public comments on the Draft Regional Water Plan until (Date). Please address your comments to (Name of person, email, mailing address or other contact information). The next regional steering committee meeting will be held in the Eddy County Fair Grounds Community Building on May 20th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Locations, dates, and times of all regional steering committee meetings are posted on the Interstate Stream Commission’s website, and are subject to change: . A copy of the draft can be read at Comments may be posted on the Pecos Valley Water Users Organization Facebook page and/or you may subscribe to PVWUO E-newsletter at Sign up for PVWUO Electronic E-Mail newsletter at For more Information Contact: Woods E Houghton (575) 887-6595 Or Aron Balok (575) 622-7000 On May 13 at 9:00 am in the meeting room of the Artesia Plant Science Center the steering committee will take these comments and work at mold them in to the final draft which will be reviewed at a public meeting on May 20th. Subscribe to Eddy County Ag news at: Eddy County Extension Service, New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. All programs are available to everyone regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. New Mexico State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Eddy County Government Cooperating.

Community Workshop on Produced Water in Lea and Eddy Counties

Community Workshop on Produced Water in Lea and Eddy Counties The New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute is collaborating with academic institutions, government agencies, industry representatives, agriculturalists, and community leaders to better understand the potential beneficial uses of produced water. A workshop will be held May 24 in Carlsbad to bring these stakeholders together. This workshop will have presentations covering the topics of treatment technology, regulatory framework, research, industry uses, oil and gas, and community water planning. The workshop is free of charge and lunch will be provided, however, those planning on attending must register by 5:00 PM on May 19 in order to receive lunch. Open to the public Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:00-3:00 (*lunch sponsored by the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute) Pecos River Village Conference Center, Carousel Room 711 Muscatel Ave, Carlsbad, NM 88220 Register: Registration closes Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM *PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER BY 5:00 PM ON THURSDAY, MAY 19 IN ORDER TO RECEIVE LUNCH

Friday, April 8, 2016

Todays meeting

Thanks for coming and participating I think we are moving forward. We plan on meeting on our own again on May 13 at 9:00 and no later than 2:00 at the Ag Science center to go through and make formal recommendation to the ISC on the plan. This includes the process as well as the material prepared by the contractor. Read at lest the sections that concerns you. De Baca county had a number of corrections of incorrect data. We will supply pizza and drinks. We will then meet with them on the May 20 and finalize our input to what will be submitted by June 30. Tell everyone you know that has concerns about water to read through this and make comments to you so you can bring it to the May 13 meeting or on this blog or our face book page. Can be read at HOW TO SIGNUP TO E-NEWSLETTER 1. Sign up for PVWUO Electronic E-Mail news letter. a. Go to b. In the right side near top is Subscribe to newsletter; Put your e-mail address in and click Submit button. c. You will get a screen that has different carters to insure you are a human and not a machine follow directions. d. You will receive an invitation to subscribe in your e-mail within 10 minutes. e. You are subscribed 2. Facebook page a. b. Hit like.

March Drought report

The National Drought Mitigation Center’s March 2016 Drought and Impact Summary is now available at March highlights: In parts of the western U.S., drought has stretched into its fifth year. Northern California has seen some easing of drought conditions and water restrictions, but the southern part of the state remains dry and continues to face water supply issues. Deborah Wood National Drought Mitigation Center University of Nebraska-Lincoln 817 Hardin Hall 3310 Holdrege St. Lincoln, NE 68583-0988

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Meeting tomorow

Meeting Friday April 8th at 9:00 am in the Eddy County Community Center 13th and fairgrounds road.