WATER

GRASS FARMS & HIGH CAPACITY WELL FIELD

 

Key features of our water related assets are:

 

  • Water Validation Permits for 10,122 to 13,496 acre feet of water per year from the Bone Springs Victorio Peak aquifer

    • 70% available for export with proper regulatory filings and compliance

  • 17 irrigation wells

  • The well field is located on a sustainably managed ~6,300 acre parcel with about 3,500 acres of farmland that was transformed into native, drought tolerant grass lands for soil conservation and desert Chemise brush for wildlife cover in 1987 as part of a family initiative to protect the topsoil, provide wildlife habitat, and idle the farm land in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Program. 

  • A large flood control dam on this parcel which has saved Dell Valley farmers from natural flood disasters since 1984 and allowed flood water to naturally percolate into the aquifer below CL Ranch lands.

FLOOD CONTROL DAMS
 
  • Two flood control dams which have saved Dell Valley farmers from floods. 

OTERO BREAK

 

Map Source:  US Geological Survey,  Knowledge and Understanding of the Hydrogeology of the Salt Basin in South-central New Mexico and Future  Study Needs by G.F. Huff and D.A. Chace:  http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1358/pdf/of06-1358_508.pdf.  Map modified from Ashworth, 1995, and Hutchison, 2006.