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: www.ose.state.nm.us . A copy of the draft can be read at http://www.ose.state.nm.us/Planning/RWP/region_10.php 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 http://pvwuo.blogspot.com/ For more Information Contact: Woods E Houghton whoughto@nmsu.edu (575) 887-6595 Or Aron Balok ab@pvacd.com (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: http://nmsueddyag.blogspot.com/ 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.

1 comment:

  1. I would like to know where you got some of your information especially for DeBaca County. We have lived here for 4 years and I find in reading the proposed Regional Water Plan to have several erroneous statements and information stated as factual when in truth, they are not correct. Please read this draft carefully, fix the mis-representations and be able to site your reliable sources (such as DeBaca County Assessors and/or USDA-NRCS) before adopting this proposal. Thank you, Cindy King, Fort Sumner