The USFS has proposed to amend it's internal directives for Watershed and Air Management to establish direction for groundwater resources on National Forest System lands. The USFS is accepting comments through October 3, 2014. The specifics of the directive and information for submitting can be found at http://www.fs.fed.us/geology/groundwater.html
This issue has just recently been brought to the attention of the NMGWA and we are working to submit a letter to the USFS asking them to repeal the directive or modify it to clarify water rights issues.
The NMGWA believes that management of all ground water within the state of New Mexico belongs to the State Engineer and that the directive has too many loopholes that could be detrimental to water right holders utilizing ground water on USFS lands.
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