Farmers say Eddy County water wells drying up

Nov 6, 2012 Full story: Carlsbad Current-Argus 10

Farmers and ranchers living in northeast Eddy County are reporting their agriculture and domestic water wells have dried up and are blaming the state's pumping of its augmentation wells at Seven Rivers for their dilemma.

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Carlsbad Resident

Hobbs, NM

#1 Nov 6, 2012
" The water pumped from the state's wells goes into Brantley Reservoir for Carlsbad Irrigation District farmers to draw from."
BS ! I haven't seen any water come down the the river,and very little water going down the canal, so where is that water from state wells going ?

"Dudley Jones, CID manager, said although the state has been pumping water from the augmentation wells, it is pumping considerably less than the threshold of the 2003 Pecos River Settlement Agreement. He said when put into perspective, CID farmers are receiving far less water than their counterparts up stream".

I think the CID is in cahoots with the oil companies.$$$,$$$,$ working for Santa Fe.
Think Stupid

Roswell, NM

#2 Nov 6, 2012
Texas very carefully monitors and records the amount of water they are alloted to receive. Both in the Pecos river system and the Rio Grande. Santa Fe can't just re-distribute it to water tanks that service tanker trucks. For starters there's no infastructure in which to do that with. Water, in mass, is moved down the river system to Texas. Thinking that CID is in "cahoot" with the oil companies is beyond insane. Lady grow a brain already.
Carlsbad Resident

Hobbs, NM

#3 Nov 6, 2012
Think Stupid wrote:
Texas very carefully monitors and records the amount of water they are alloted to receive. Both in the Pecos river system and the Rio Grande. Santa Fe can't just re-distribute it to water tanks that service tanker trucks. For starters there's no infastructure in which to do that with. Water, in mass, is moved down the river system to Texas. Thinking that CID is in "cahoot" with the oil companies is beyond insane. Lady grow a brain already.
"For starters there's no infastructure in which to do that with".

No infrastructure pipes are pipes ""they can move water just as easily"", there are things called pigs placed in pipes, to separate and clean they can move what ever they want to in pipes including water Texas has figured out they can make more money selling the water to oil companies, instead of sending it to farmers my thinking is Austin and Santa Fe in cahoots with each other, selling water to oil companies.

Don't know who you're trying to bull sh**, water hasn't been sent down the river over three years now.
my opinion

Carlsbad, NM

#4 Nov 6, 2012
calvanis probabably taking all the water for there farms,
In The Know

Carlsbad, NM

#5 Nov 6, 2012
Carlsbad Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
"For starters there's no infastructure in which to do that with".
No infrastructure pipes are pipes ""they can move water just as easily"", there are things called pigs placed in pipes, to separate and clean they can move what ever they want to in pipes including water Texas has figured out they can make more money selling the water to oil companies, instead of sending it to farmers my thinking is Austin and Santa Fe in cahoots with each other, selling water to oil companies.
Don't know who you're trying to bull sh**, water hasn't been sent down the river over three years now.
Water has not been sent down the river to Texas in 3 years because New Mexico has built up a credit with Texas. Until that credit is depleted, there will be no water sent to Texas. CID is not selling water to the oilfields nor will they ever. Their allotment of water for the year was 0.9 acre feet - a full allotment would be 3.7. This is due to the drought that has not brought any significant rain or snow melt to fill its reservoirs. CID operates solely on funds assessed to their waterusers and have annual audits to prove it. Before you start shooting off your mouth, you might want to get some facts.
Carlsbad Resident

Hobbs, NM

#6 Nov 6, 2012
In The Know wrote:
<quoted text>
Water has not been sent down the river to Texas in 3 years because New Mexico has built up a credit with Texas. Until that credit is depleted, there will be no water sent to Texas. CID is not selling water to the oilfields nor will they ever. Their allotment of water for the year was 0.9 acre feet - a full allotment would be 3.7. This is due to the drought that has not brought any significant rain or snow melt to fill its reservoirs. CID operates solely on funds assessed to their waterusers and have annual audits to prove it. Before you start shooting off your mouth, you might want to get some facts.
""This is due to the drought that has not brought any significant rain or snow melt to fill its reservoirs"".

Getting off topic SMOKE > Not Talking About Reservoirs <, talking about groundwater tables and water wells going dry.

Water table being sucked dry, CID is up to no good selling water.

This Corrupt Moneymaking goes all the way to Santa Fe.
Don

Carlsbad, NM

#7 Nov 6, 2012
Carlsbad Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
""This is due to the drought that has not brought any significant rain or snow melt to fill its reservoirs"".
Getting off topic SMOKE > Not Talking About Reservoirs <, talking about groundwater tables and water wells going dry.
Water table being sucked dry, CID is up to no good selling water.
This Corrupt Moneymaking goes all the way to Santa Fe.
and you believe drought doesn't affect groundwater? "Think Stupid" hit it on the nose...grow a brain already!
jimbo

Carlsbad, NM

#8 Nov 6, 2012
Oil companies will be the last group to be cut off of our water. Wait and see.
UAE shiek

Artesia, NM

#9 Nov 6, 2012
American farmer's daughters equally have been drying up in Middle East. We pay more, send us more. Any price. After all, your Kenyan 'president' promised that you would all become for accommodating once he got past the election.
Earnest Riley

Mayhill, NM

#10 Nov 7, 2012
The state is going to start mapping the problem wells and getting depth data if possible next week.

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